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Australia declares game-up for ‘fake refugees’

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WELCOME. Protestors march on the streets of Sydney’s central business district in support of refugees. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Refugee advocates say the Australian government has sunk ‘to an impossible new low’ with the decision

SYDNEY, Australia (May 21, 2017) — Australia Sunday, May 21, gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers. Continue reading Australia declares game-up for ‘fake refugees’

Boat people face lifetime ban from Australia

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THE UNWANTED. Australia has faced criticism in the past over its policies against asylum seekers arriving by boat. In this photo, a Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it is necessary to send an ‘absolutely, unflinching, unequivocal message’ that boat people will never be allowed in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia (Oct. 30, 2016) — Australia moved Sunday, October 30, to bar any refugee or asylum-seeker who arrives in the country illegally by boat from ever being able to apply for a visa, even as tourists or for business.  Continue reading Boat people face lifetime ban from Australia