Monday, September 4, 2017

The Australian Approach to Migrants

Under the Trump administration illegal immigration to America has dropped precipitously. And, without even building the wall.

Western Europe, however, has allowed itself to be overrun by migrants. It will suffer high unemployment rates, increasing crime rates, more rape culture and the general disintegration of the social fabric. In Eastern Europe, where they have blocked entry to refugees, none of these problems exist.

Australia seems to have taken a page from the Eastern European attitude toward immigration. It blocks what it calls “undesirables” from entering the nation. Rather than welcoming them and then trying to find out who they are, the Aussies refuse to allow them entry. Naturally, human rights groups are complaining.

Reuters has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

Australia said on Sunday it is stopping “undesirables” such as terrorists, pedophiles, organized criminals and drug smugglers from boarding flights to the country, defending its hardline immigration policy that has drawn criticism from rights groups.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said that Australian Border Force Airline Liaison Officers were operating in major transit airports to push those threats ”beyond our borders”.

Where other countries “allow people to arrive and then assess the threat then”, the “Australian model” was to bar those considered a threat.

“(Liaison officers) try to identify the threats – particularly given that we’ve got foreign fighters coming back through Southeast Asia and all over – the idea is to stop them getting on planes,” the minister told the Nine Network.

Those refugees who cannot be sent home are sent to detention camps. Which might be a good incentive not to try to enter the nation.

Reuters continues:

Under its policy on asylum seekers arriving by boat, Australia turns back unauthorized vessels at sea to their port of origin when it can and sends those it cannot to controversial camps in the South Pacific for long-term detention.

Earlier this year, the government announced it would raise the bar for handing out citizenships by lengthening the waiting period, adding a new “Australian values” test and raising the standard for English language as part of a shake up of its immigration program.

My Lord… a values test… a language competence test. How come Angela Merkel and her open arms friends never thought of such a thing?


Sam L. said...

OFFSHORE detention camps, we note, so they don't get to set foot in Australia. It helps to be an island continent.

Jack Fisher said...

Oz signed the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, so refugees (meaning, someone who "has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group") are legit mostly legit.

The Convention's Article 9 has a national security exception for refugee rights, so what they're doing appears legal.

Mark Moncrieff said...

Dr. Schneiderman

Don't believe the Australian government is tough or anti-immigration. In the last five years around 1,000,000 people have legally immigrated to Australia. Our total population is 24,000,000.

Most of those who went to off shore detention centres ended up living in Australia, it's all about image not reality.

Our government is every bit as treasonous as yours.

Mark Moncrieff
Upon Hope Blog - A Traditional Conservative Future