Mon Jul 22 2013

A new law prevents asylum seekers without visa from settling

In announcing the new law, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia said, "As of today asylum seekers who come here by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia." More from Press Office of Prime Minster of Australia

Comment: The new law does not allow refugees to be settled in Australia even if they are found to be genuine asylum seekers. Besides it requires asylum seekers to wait till they get visas to travel to Australia. But asylum seekers are desperate people, and they do not have the luxury to wait. If they could wait, why do they even want to immigrate? This law is just a lame excuse to prevent any refugee from entering the country. Do you agree?

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