Really? This debate again? When will people accept that they don't have the foggiest idea what refugees are fleeing from because we happen to be privileged enough to living a country where being killed or tortured is more unlikely than likely to happen? When will people get it through their thick heads that seeking asylum is f***ing LEGAL. When will people stop giving more of a sh1t about the poxy number of asylum seekers and refugees who come to our country where we have plenty to give, and start giving more of a sh1t about the tens of thousands of people who ILLEGALLY overstay their visas - people from countries like the UK, New Zealand and Canada. You want to get up in arms about illegal activity from people who "shouldn't be in this country"? Get up in arms about that. That's something to be legitimately pi$$ed off about.
And no, I won't provide you with links to articles with numbers and facts and data. Get educated and get it yourself (to the broader "you").
The ignorant, narrow minded, crap that gets spouted every time this topic comes up does my head in. Especially from people who's ancestors invaded this country and arrived on, wait for it, fecking boats.
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I agree with you, the problem is that once people get into the UNHCR refugee camps, only 1 % are resettled each year, rape is a very real problem in these camps and disease just abundant.
Some people actually sell kidneys to get the money to get on the boats, not all of them are rich, just desperate.
The wars may have started some time ago but they still continue. The longer they go on the more desperate people get to escape it.
Why do we need a deterrent? We are obliged to help these people. The fact that 9 out of 10 of them are proven to be genuine refugees screams that we should be doing more to help them. Putting them in detention centres for months, more often years, is inhumane as it is. What more would you have the government do to deter them?
Where the asylum seekers end up could well be down to where the smugglers are telling them is a good place to go. Who knows, maybe the main players in the game have connections in Australia. I've heard many stories of the asylum seekers being exploited by the smugglers for years on end after they have arrived in their destination.
I don't know we are lucky in a sense that were not in a position to need to flee our own country. If I were in their positions I would want out of there ASAP too.
Is it that hard to step into another shoes, to try to understand the horror they deal with, to see why they want out?
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