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Offline ryanrich

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White SA man gets refugee status
« on: August 31, 2009, 02:37:33 pm »
And slowly the world starts realising... ;D

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White SA man gets refugee status
2009-08-31 14:55

Ottawa - A white South African man has been granted refugee status in Canada, after an immigration board panel ruled he would be persecuted if he returned home to South Africa, the Ottawa Sun reports.

This is the first time a white South African has been granted refugee status in Canada claiming persecution from black South Africans, the newspaper said.

Brandon Huntley, 31, presented "clear and convincing proof of the state's inability or unwillingness to protect him", the Canadian immigration and refugee board panel ruled last Thursday.
 
"I find that the claimant would stand out like a 'sore thumb' due to his colour in any part of the country,” tribunal panel chair William Davis said.

Attacked seven times

Huntley's "subjective fear of persecution remained constant and consistent" up to the time he made his refugee claim, Davis noted.

The Canadian newspaper reported that Huntley - who grew up in Mowbray, Cape Town - claimed he had been attacked seven times by black South Africans. He said he was called a "white dog" and a "settler".
 
"There's a hatred of what we did to them and it's all about the colour of your skin," Huntley reportedly said.

He first went to Canada on a six-month work permit in 2004, and returned in 2005. He stayed on illegally and made a refugee claim in April 2008, the Ottawa Sun reported.

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Offline JAMOMA

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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 02:46:03 pm »
A door just opened for us  :2funny:

Should we give it a try in NZ? >:D


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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 02:53:44 pm »
I think he was very lucky, because I know of a family that tried for years to get refugee status in the USA and failed miserably...

I just hope this story starts making it into the newspapers of other countries to raise some awareness...

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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 03:22:08 pm »
This may be a cheaper way to emigrate  :D
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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 05:14:44 pm »
I think the door just opened a wee bit in Canada. Need a couple of more cases there to open it further then it would or should open else where. But lets thank the Canadians, they were the first ones to do this, and believe me, this could be the start of the biggest Tsunami ever with it's epicentre in SA.... My 2c worth, as always, Cheers, SAKB.
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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 08:32:29 am »
:clap: :clap: :clap: well done mate and well done to the CA'ns for seeing the wood from the trees eventually :clap: :clap: clap:

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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 09:35:02 am »
We've joked about this possibility many times! Its our backup plan for residency :)
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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 12:23:43 pm »
go Canada go  O0 I agree soon the other countries will notice.

I wonder how many people will consider immigration is there is something like this in NZ? Loads if you ask me.

Marcia-  maybe we should consider this if we don't hear some news on the ITA's soon!!!   ;D ;D

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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 09:19:00 pm »
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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 03:32:55 am »
I was so pleased when I saw this story last night! Good on him, maybe now the world will sit up slightly and see what is going on!

When we came to NZ on a LSD 3 years ago (how time flies), we met with an employment agent who helped a lot of immigrants, his view was back then that in a few years time NZ will be offering SAn's refugee status like they did for the Zimbabweans!


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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 06:18:06 am »

On the news last night the SA government indicated that this is absurd!  :2funny:



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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 06:34:56 am »

On the news last night the SA government indicated that this is absurd!  :2funny:




absurd that 1 dude gets refugee status but charles could stand up in parliament and say that if you dont like the crime in SA, you can leave....  well,  you cant leave.. other countries dont want you unless you can benefit them... alot cant leave.... so he left and now that is called absurd.

how ironic?
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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 06:58:25 am »
In "The Star" this morning


"The ANC yesterday called the outcome of Huntley's case "racist"

I would say that is right on the number!! They should get someone with a brain
to make these media statements  :2funny:


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Re: White SA man gets refugee status
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 12:44:15 pm »
What else did we expect, easy getting out of problems.......... make it a racist issue and people will keep their mouths shut  :tickedoff: