More than 10,500 people have reportedly signed a petition calling for President Donald Trump to allow white South African landowners, who have their land stripped as a result of the country’s exapropriation vote, to immigrate to the United States.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the redistribution of farming lands in a move designed to shake up the disparities of land ownership in South Africa.
And that doesn’t sit well with white South African farmers who reportedly now control about 73 percent of the country’s profitable farming land.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s measure was support be the South African parliament.
White South African farmers believe they are being pushed out of the country and stripped of their land without compensation.
The petition calls on Trump to “take the steps necessary to initiate an emergency immigration plan allowing white Boers to come to the United States.”
The petition from white South African farmers also urges Trump to stop admitting refugees from Somalia and the Middle East, because they “cannot be properly vetted” and instead welcome white South Africans into the US.
Given Donald Trump’s stated preference for white immigrants the South African farmers’ petition might receive a sympathetic audience.