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Offline zatexnz

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Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« on: February 02, 2008, 11:23:39 am »
Dear friends,

There is a South African family currently in the USA, who had filed for asylum there, based on the fact that as a farmer in SA, they had a very real possibility of being persecuted/murdered if they returned.. 
For some reason their application for asylum was denied.  They tried to appeal it, and I'm not sure of the exact details, but due to some misinformation from their inefficient (understatement) lawyer in the USA, they became "out of status" (i.e. illegal). 
They have tried everything, and this week Monday, the husband was arrested and they have 30 days to get out of America.  They are trying to get into Canada and the Canadian lawyer who is trying to help them, needs to have sufficient proof that for this family to go back to SA, would basically mean suicide.  This is needed to help them get into Canada.  At this stage Canada is the most obvious next choice, as it is just "across the border", and this family would then be able to just rent a U-haul truck and take their stuff north by road.  I have already told them that their skills would be needed in NZ, but the costs of coming to NZ from the USA would be substantially more expensive.  As it is, getting out of jail will cost them quite a penny. 

I need some stats/information/website links that cover these reports [murders on farmers].
I know most of them are horribly graphic, so please don't post the links in the thread - just PM them to me.

Thank you.

PS. Personal stories count as well...please!
They carry more weight as some stats from somewhere.
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 01:42:01 pm »
EOI drawn on 04/06/2008
ITA received 26/06/08
Completed ITA submitted 20/08/08
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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 01:42:01 pm »

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 01:49:53 pm »
Hi,


Some more:

http://www.carteblanche.co.za/display/Display.asp?Id=2265

http://www.stopboergenocide.com/4466.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Farmer_Murders

http://www.censorbugbear.com

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmfaff/117/4030224.htm

Thus far, 1,591 farm dwellers have been killed in such armed attacks, people of all racial backgrounds who are being targeted by organised groups of young African men who often steal nothing at all. This violence is being described by a leading world expert on genocide, Dr Gregory Stanton of "Genocide Watch" in the US, as being in an advanced stage of genocide. Read his report on: http://www.genocidewatch.org/boersslain01.htm

EOI drawn on 04/06/2008
ITA received 26/06/08
Completed ITA submitted 20/08/08
Received PR 25/11/08
Received passports with PR 21/01/09


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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 10:19:50 pm »
Thanks Jan!  I did also get some of those links by Googling.

I was just hoping that there might be some Boere here on the site, that have some personal experiences to share.  If you're willing to put name to it and allow it to be used in an immigration situation.

The latest news on this family I'm trying to help, is that the wife will be doing a conference call with a Canadian lawyer this afternoon at 5:30pm Eastern time (12:30am SA time). I have another SA friend in Canada who set this up for her, and is also sending their CV's to farmers she knows in Canada.  We're praying that CAnada can help them.  But should that fall through, I'm trying to prepare on this end to help them get here to NZ as a backup plan. 

Your prayers for this family are much appreciated.  They have three lovely daughters, 2 teens and one 8yr old.
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 02:52:48 am »
will do Colleen

Tell them we say  :gl: and we will be praying for them



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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 06:19:10 pm »
Colleen we will also pray and  :gl:

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 06:37:55 pm »
Will also pray for them.  Give us a shout if there's anything any of us could maybe do from our side. Even if it just means research....

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 07:34:42 am »
 :gl: To the family.  Hope Canda shows them some compasion. :smitten:

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 11:30:55 am »
I hope they come right

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 01:43:50 pm »
Colleen any news yet? Canada? did they get in?

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2008, 07:48:29 am »
Hi there,
I hope all works out.
Here is also a site : www.dienuwesuidafrika.com
which will show exactly what you need.
ps not for sensitive viewers
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pieter

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2008, 12:39:39 pm »
 :tickedoff:  :tickedoff:  :tickedoff:  :tickedoff:  :knuppel2:  :knuppel2:  :knuppel2: BYE SA  :'(

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 09:16:52 pm »
These websites make me so sad.  I can't believe all this is happening and nobody takes notice. 
If they weren't so graphic I would send it to my sister to help her decide to leave SA.   :'(



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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 09:30:36 pm »
maybe the "shock treatment" will do the trick El

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Re: Urgent Help - Farmers' stories in SA
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008, 01:39:38 am »
Sorry I've not updated y'all...

The Botha family have had many miracles happen in the past few months!  The husband got released from jail (got arrested for overstaying their visa time), but while he was in jail, God met him in a very real way, and since then there's been miracle after miracle.  I'm not sure, but I think they'll be on their long trek to BC, Canada this coming month.  I will go check on the other site, and give you the proper details. 

But thanks for all these links. This family is not the only one needing this info to convince the USA that SA is not a safe place for their American born kids to live in.  sad to say :'(
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen