Kyle Lydell Canty, 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. Canty crossed into B.C. in early September, telling border agents that he was here to visit, but once in Vancouver decided he would apply to remain as a refugee. He argues that black people are being exterminated at an alarming rate in the states and included examples such as the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police.
Should he be granted refugee status in Canada?