In September Eric Williams Endre, Sonia Endre, their two children, and Sonia's parents had their refugee application to Canada rejected. The family of six Afrikaners based their claim on white South African's being at risk of persecution for their race.
Their asylum application detailed a series of crimes perpetrated against them, including a carjacking, home invasion, and repeated break-ins.
South Africa is a crime ridden and somewhat lawless country with high rates of violent crime like murder and rape. However for Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, this was not enough to accept their status as refugees.
The definition of a refugee is very narrow, and only applies to those who face specific discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, or membership in a persecuted group.
But the basis on which the family's claim was rejected had less to do with them not fitting the definition of a refugee, but rather, with our government taking issue with the statistics and evidence presented by the Endre family.
According to the National Post, government lawyers said the family’s concerns for their children's safety was based on “patently unreliable racist propaganda” and any fear the family had that their children could be raped by blacks was “white-supremacist hate literature”.
Once again we see this politically correct belief that whites cannot be the victims of racism.
Experts like Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamman maintain that the current crop of Syrian Muslims fleeing civil war don’t meet the requirements for true refugee status and yet, they were accepted.
I’ve provided commentary on the racial tensions and political situation in South Africa, so it’s bizarre to see this reaction, especially during a time when Trudeau has opened Canada's borders to the world, with no deportations or rejected claims for over 40,000 illegal migrants crossing our southern border.
While the situation in South Africa may not rise to the level of legitimate refugee claims, the crimes that befall them are dire.
In 2007 the South African government stopped recording the ethnicity of victims of farm attacks, but according to the Transvaal Agricultural Union in 2016 there were 345 attacks resulting in 70 deaths, and between 1998 and 2016 the total number of farm murders is 1,187 though many put the number closer to 3,000.