Files are not necessarily processed in the sequence of their numbering, whether in our office or in Canada’s offices here or overseas. Files with special challenges, requiring extra work, can be delayed and slip behind because of other work pressures. Files are processed by different people at different desks. Many things can interrupt or sideline a file’s process through a complex system. The pressures of trying to cope with large volumes, whether in our small office or Canada’s big office in Nairobi, mean that while people are trying to do the best they can, it is unreasonable to expect that the logic of a sequential numbering system will result in the same sequence of results. Finally, departures for Canada from places like Nairobi, depend on coordination of a number of factors (availability of airline seats, medical examinations, the International Organization for Migration, exit visa requirements, and others) not necessarily or entirely under the control of the local Canadian office. It is not an easy process.