Monday, 14 November 2011

Should Domestic Violence Be Grounds For A Refugee Claim?

I don't think so and it's good to see many of those commenting on the Toronto Star article agree including a woman who is actually from St. Vincent.

Domestic violence is not covered by the U.N. Convention Relating To The Status Of Refugees because it is not "persecution" per se but misandrist women and the immigration industry - with eyes blinded by dollar signs - were adamant to make Canada recognize it as so. So in 1993 Canada decided to make domestic violence grounds for an asylum claim, the first country in the world to do so, because our "compassion" makes us stupid like that and we're too intellectually lazy to think things through.

Think about it. There's over 7 billion people on the planet right now. About half are women. Of those women how many do you think are victims of domestic violence? The number must be in the hundreds of millions. Technically, and legally, if they all made as rush for Canada they can file an asylum claim. And we don't have the resources to process them all. And the opportunities for abusing the system with bogus refugee claims based on domestic violence are obvious.

Canada's refugee determination system is a mess because we have allowed it to get that way by going way beyond the scope of the the UN Convention. This broadening of criteria and allowing issues like gender discrimination, domestic violence, the persecution of homosexuals, amongst others, to be grounds for an asylum claim opened the floodgates causing Canada to lose control of her borders.

Life can be ugly. That's just how it is. Domestic violence happens and it's never going to go away. The best way to address it is not by allowing victims of domestic violence immigrate to Canada but to change the attitudes - and the law - of the societies that harbours it. Whereas the former only benefits the few, the latter will benefit the many.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course Domestic Violence should not be grounds for a refugee claim. When did Canada become a safe haven for domestic violence. My Canadian sister was hit by her Canadian husband. So where should she emmigrate to? And would they use that as just cause to allow her into their country? Countries with no laws to protect women should change their policies. Not ship their problems here. Sorry to sound uncaring but we can no longer afford to continue to support the worlds problems!

Jeffrey Kirk said...

Having resettled refugees in the U.S. for the past decade, I tend to lean in favor of the refugees; however I can understand where you're coming from. There are other programs in place in this country for battered women. Perhaps instead of taking them on as refugees, Canada could help those other countries form those sorts of organizations.

Anonymous said...

what was wrong with the old canada? you disgust me. you should be deported back to England, or whereever in Europe because people like you make Canada disgusting and more racist than the south of the United States. Futhermore, unless you have been abused in any way by another person, keep your opinions to yourself.

sh said...

this is to Mr or ms anonymous
DID YOU EVER GET ABUSE ?
I DON'T THINK SO . OTHERWISE YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND,
WHO WORKING IN CANADA LABEL, IN FACTORY,,,,,,,
IMMIGRANT ,
THOSE PEOPLE THAT THEY NOW THEY HARD LIFE , THOSE THAT THEY NOW HOW TO APPRECIATED FREEDOM ,
DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE IN HERE ?

Anonymous said...

Okay guys. speaking as someone who has been through abuse and witnessed my mother get abused, YES IT IS GROUNDS FOR A REFUGEE CLAIM! Would you be okay knowing that some men threaten to kill their wives? burn their house down? have them placed in the hospital? do you think that is okay, and NOt grounds for a refugee claim? if so then you disguist me. some women have it bad. my mom went through ALL of that. im glad canada has this because the police in 3rd world countries do not get involved in "marital issues." so next time you go saying it isnt grounds... please look at the rest of the world and their protection system. not all of the world has the high class police force thay canada, america, UK, etc have.