Well well well…it looks like Australia is at its wits end with what they are calling “fake refugees” and I say…good! Australia has issued a warning to all refugees who are fake. They have given illegal immigrants until Oct. 1 to prove that they are legitimate refugees or they will face immediate deportation from the country.
The minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton unleashed information regarding the crackdown on “fake refugees” who are arriving by the hundreds of thousands by boat. Dutton said 7,500 out of the 50,000 people who have come into the country by boat in recent years have REFUSED to provide any documents of their true identity.
“Those people who are fake refugees – people who are refusing to provide detail about their claim of protection … we are going to set a deadline for those people, and we have set that deadline for the end of this year in October,” Dutton said, according to 9 News.
Surprisingly Australia actually has some of the toughest immigration laws in the world! Refugees who arrive illegally are put into indefinite detention on off-shore islands! Of course they have been greatly criticized for this practice after reports of abuse, rape and suicide on the islands have broke out, but it has not changed Australia’s stance on the issue at all.
Dutton also said that “fake refugees” are costing their taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year- and that is money that is greatly needed to be spent elsewhere.
“This is a very serious situation that’s costing Australian taxpayers hundreds of millions dollars a year — money that could be spent on education, on health, on police, on other services in the community,” he said. “If people think they can rip the Australian taxpayer off, if people think that they can con the Australian taxpayer, then I’m sorry, the game’s up.”
So with this new push to get fake refugees OUT of their country, the government is also trying to further limit even LEGAL immigration. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made an announcement regarding just this. Australia now plans to replace visas for temporary foreign workers in order to put “Australians first”.
Due to this there will be new temporary visas that require more work experience and even greater English skills, and they will be replacing the existing 457 visas they have now. These new visas will apply to immigrants moving forward and not have an effect on those currently holding the previous 457 visa.
“We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians,” Turnbull said in a statement. “We’re putting jobs first, and we’re putting Australians first.”
Despite the criticism and backlash Australia is getting from the world as a whole, they continue to do what they know is best for their people. There is a wise old belief that no one can help others, unless they help themselves first. This is true in every way. If Australia allows refugees to come in legally or illegally with no regard to law and order…they will be broke, hungry and a destroyed nation after the consequences hit back. When that happens there will be no helping themselves or anyone else. However, by putting their people first it brings a strength that allows them to then offer assistance to others without the fear of downfall limiting their ability.
It’s common sense.
However, not so common to Obama and his…but common sense still the same.
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