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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 04:41 AM

Trump hails Australia's draconian immigration regime

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In his speech to a joint session of Congress last month, US president Donald Trump praised the “merit-based immigration system” utilised by “nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others.” Trump declared the basic principle to be “those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially.”

Trump reiterated his enthusiasm the following day. “The merit-based system is the way to go. Canada, Australia!” he tweeted. He lauded a recent book, Green Card Warrior, by Nick Adams, who insists that the US admits too many immigrants indiscriminately, instead of stocking the country with foreigners who offer skills American businesses need and who are willing to “assimilate.”

The “Australian model” praised by Trump combines cruelty and inhumanity toward refugees, with a “points-based” immigration program that deliberately discriminates in favour of wealthy applicants and those whose labour power can be most readily exploited by Australian-based employers.

Australia indefinitely imprisons all men, women and children who flee to Australia by boat. They are kept in “offshore detention” facilities in conditions so horrendous that medical professionals have said it amounts to torture.

Read more: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/13/immi-m13.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:29 AM

1. How terrible can they get. That's one of the reasons why the US is supposed to be the greatest

country, because we don't do things like that.

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:59 AM

2. He also looks up to that

monster in the Philippines! Maybe that's coming here next? I put nothing past those in power!👺😡

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 11:36 PM

3. And many Australians,

mainly on the Left, but some moderate conservatives as well, are deeply ashamed of our country's cruel and punitive refugee policies. Sadly, the ALP supports the conservatives' policy, although many of their supporters are not in agreement.

The refugee problem is huge and nobody has easy answers, but the way this country treats them is the closest thing I've ever seen to Nazi concentration camps.

We should be better than this.

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