Brandon Huntley asked for asylum in Canada claiming he was persecuted because of his white skin color in majority black S. Africa. Initially he was granted refugee status but now a judge has overturned the earlier decision.
From the Globe and Mail:
The Federal Court has quashed an immigration tribunal decision to grant refugee status to a white South African who claimed he feared racial persecution in his homeland.
Brandon Carl Huntley told the refugee protection panel that he feared he might be killed by black South Africans, and that neither the government nor the police would protect him because of his race.
The tribunal found Mr. Huntley’s fears justified and gave him refugee status in August, 2009.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney asked for a Federal Court review of the finding.
Mr. Justice James Russell released a scathing ruling on the case Wednesday, saying the decision was badly flawed.
The judge claims there was no international pressure to reverse the ruling, but you know there was because the message being sent was the politically incorrect one. We all know whites discriminate because of color, but it NEVER goes the other direction, right!
When the refugee decision came down, the South African government expressed outrage and the case raised a furor in that country’s media. The authorities called the decision itself “racist” and “ridiculous” and made diplomatic complaints.
Heaven forbid the“Rainbow Nation” would be the source for a horde of white refugees looking for new homes!