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25th October 2015, 05:26
Hello Everyone:
Yes, you can become a refugee in Canada if you can prove that you are in danger of persecution in your home country.


Black US citizen Kyle Lydell Canty seeks refugee status in Canada
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A U.S. citizen has argued before Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver that he should be granted refugee status over fears that he will be killed in his home country by police because he is black.

Kyle Lydell Canty, 30, crossed into B.C.'s Lower Mainland in early September of 2015, telling border agents that he was here to visit and take photographs, but once in Vancouver decided he would apply to remain as a refugee.

"I'm in fear of my life because I'm black," he told IRB member Ron Yamauchi in a hearing on October 23rd in Vancouver. "This is a well-founded fear."

Canty argues that black people are "being exterminated at an alarming rate" in the U.S. and included examples such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri and the death of Eric Garner in New York City at the hands of police.

Canty represented himself at the hearing, which he applied to have made public, and was commended by Yamauchi at its conclusion, who said Canty had put together a "well prepared case ... and argued it as well as it could be."

Canty submitted a significant evidence package to the IRB including videos, media reports and the UNHCR's handbook on determining refugee status.

In order for someone to be called a refugee in Canada, they must prove they are in danger in their home country, "that you're someone with a well-founded fear of persecution in your country, based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group." said Melissa Anderson. who speaks for the IRB.

Born in New York, Canty has lived in six different states before arriving in Canada, a country he says he's never been to before.

Claims police harassment

He told the IRB that in every state he resided, police have harassed him and targeted him because of his race.

As part of evidence submitted to the board, Canty edited together multiple point-of-view videos of his interaction with police, including one where he was arrested for trespass in Salem, Oregon, when he spent two hours talking on the phone and using free Wi-Fi at a bus station.

"I got bothered because I'm black," he said. "This is a history of false arrest. My name is ruined because of the false arrest."

He described another video submitted to the IRB that shows a police car driving past him and then stopping.

Two officers emerge. Canty asks them why they are stopping. The officers reply they believed he was flagging them. When Canty says no, they depart without incident.

Yamauchi questioned Canty over whether or not this could be considered a negative, threatening interaction with police.

Canty admits that he has several outstanding charges in multiple states for things including jaywalking, issuing threats, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest but says he has no intention of returning to his home country to face those charges.

"I'm in fear of my life," he said. "I already know the outcome."

His goal is to stay in Canada where he says he feels safe and even comfortable enough to talk to police.

Canty wants to own a photography business and open a training centre for a martial art that he practises. Currently he is residing at a homeless shelter in Vancouver.

U.S. refugee seekers rare

No more than 10 U.S. citizens are granted asylum by the IRB in Canada each year. In 2013 there were only three.

Last year, the case of Denise Harvey made it all the way to Federal Court after an appeal by the government. She was convicted in the U.S. of having sex with a 16-year-old boy, but broke no Canadian laws and was granted asylum because the IRB agreed her punishment in the U.S. was cruel and unusual. The government appeal was unsuccessful.

IRB member Yamauchi has reserved his judgment on Canty's case.

If it is approved he can apply for permanent residency. If denied, removal from Canada is a possibility, but Canty says if he does not get a favourable result he will appeal.

25th October 2015, 05:42
In a NWO/ One world government, there is........



25th October 2015, 07:49
You're right the are killing and disappearing young Native American women in Canada. Nothing is being done about that either. Guess they are out to finish the Hebrews in the world.

Fat chance.
I say this because the "meeting in Nicea" never ended. They are out to steal, plunder and enslave us all.
I have already given this problem over to God and Creator. I've lived my whole live like this in fear of losing me, my sons, daughters, children taken from me, as in the auctions of yesteryear. You see in America, you have to be the perfect Hebrew in their image, and I simply don't feel that in my heart. I don't like being represented by historical conniving murderers of evil intent upon the world.

I feel what he feels and there is damage after 5 decades, 3 rapes, severe crippling of my siblings through crack, police brutality, even though they served in military.

Yes, this is really bad. Really tiring, and really serious. Our question is, will we give another 100 years, century to this treatment around the world?

25th October 2015, 16:39
Lifebringer, before I read your comment, I didn't know that there was currently an alarming number of murdered and missing Native American women. A quick search revealed the seriousness of the problem:
No More Stolen Sisters (http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/no-more-stolen-sisters)
UN Tells Canada to Solve the 1200 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Cases (https://news.vice.com/article/un-tells-canada-to-solve-the-1200-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women-cases)
I was aware of Canada's dark past in relation to Native American tribes and children, but this is disturbing news.

It seems cowards are victimizing easy prey of all peoples. I pray for this to stop at once.

25th October 2015, 17:30
I don't blame this young man at all. It's a scary reality for young black men....And the whole community suffers.

25th October 2015, 17:35
I'm a black American.

I wish him well. He's right. I may not make such a choice, but kudos for him for stepping up. My life is in danger, daily, because of my skin color. One wrong interaction with a Cop and it's light out. and they give zero ****s, because they know they'll probably get away with it.

25th October 2015, 17:52
I'm a black American.

I wish him well. He's right. I may not make such a choice, but kudos for him for stepping up. My life is in danger, daily, because of my skin color. One wrong interaction with a Cop and it's light out. and they give zero ****s, because they know they'll probably get away with it.

Well, I wish it didn't come to people leaving the country but he's def making a statement. I wish there were some way of getting people together of all races to turn around the hate and stop protecting the brutal tactics used by authority.

Michelle Marie
25th October 2015, 20:12
A valid concern. Won't go into my experiential reasons for supporting this soul because I don't have that much time on the Internet right now. I'm not black, but I've received repercussions in the past for not going along with racism. It is one of my pet peeves of the ignorance on this planet. Believe me, I'm not sitting on the sidelines allowing this. I'm taking inspired action.

Today is my two year anniversary of being abused by law enforcement. I'm still healing at all levels. My attorney said it could have been worse if I was black. I know he's right. Again, I say, this is a valid concern and I support this soul with love and prayers.

From my heart,
Michelle Marie

26th October 2015, 00:05
As long as we acknowledge there is a color barrier,,there will be one.They are trying and sometimes succeeding in getting us to play the game.Don't play it.

26th October 2015, 00:32
I really wish I had the luxury of not acknowledging my skin color..but I don't. society reminds me of it every day, by how I'm treated. I'd love it if people didn't assign all manner of negativity to me because I'm black; It would be awesome to just be treated like an everyday person, until my actions show me to otherwise, but that's not my existence. I won't bore anyone with all the ways people of color are disrespected, daily, at all levels of life in the USA, you know already. but suggesting that we shouldn't acknowledge this difference exists is attempting to live in a fantasy world.

It doesn't work that way.