I agree with babyla. This 'bleeding heart' (honestly VP it is difficult to take you seriously when you start with the name calling) has spent the last 3.5 years at uni with this as one of my topics. That is hours and hours of research, reading and trawling through international and national laws.
Also, you must take things written by the government with a grain of salt. Things are not always as they seem. Documents are usually written in a way to make issues more palatable to the public who they want to vote for them. Like foreign aid, for instance. Both sides of government would like the public to think that our aid is for humanitarian purposes when most of it isn't.
Honestly, there is no solution to this. The only way to stop the huge numbers of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide is to stop the issues they are running from. And that just isn't going to happen.
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21-07-2013 10:14 #198
half a way through the page, it reads
In the first test of the plan to send all boat arrivals to PNG, a boat carrying 81 suspected asylum seekers was intercepted off Christmas Island yesterday.
They will be taken to the island for health checks and processing, before the single adult males are flown to PNG.
If they are found to be refugees they will be settled in PNG or a third country.
The government will not send women or children to Manus Island until suitable accommodation is built, and it will not split up families, so only single adult males will be transported to Manus Island."
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I based my opinion mostly on the people smuggling problem between the USA and Mexico. America is continually coming up with policies to try to control the flow of migrants but yet in 2010 the people smuggling business in Mexico was estimated to be a $6.6 BILLION industry! We only have estimates of how many people die trying to make it to America because the simple fact is that many migrants die whose bodies we never discover and have no idea they attempted the journey in the first place.
The only way to 'stop the boats,' is in a perfect world, to be able to eliminate the 'push' factors that have so many people needing to escape their countries.
I think many of us appreciate fairy floss' story and she is definitely allowed an opinion on the subject based on her experience. But she still made broad generalizations of all asylum seekers that didn't choose to or were unable to take the route towards a better life that she did.
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