It was only a few days ago we learned that one city, Melbourne, is having a heck of a time with increased crime from its refugee population, here. Yet, in what looks to me to be crazy logic, the Gillard government is planning to become the second largest refugee resettlement country in the world—after the US of course.
Government to people smugglers: ‘come on guys, we increased the refugee quota so stop trying to make money by shipping in the illegals!’
From The Telegraph:
Australia said it would increase its annual refugee intake by 40 per cent to 20,000 a year, as part of a plan to deter people smugglers.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the rise, which was recommended by a recent expert inquiry into refugee policy, would include the immediate resettlement of 400 asylum-seekers from Indonesia as a gesture of goodwill
“We will be increasing our annual refugee intake from 13,750 to 20,000 places in this financial year,” Mrs Gillard said in a statement. The financial year began on July 1.
“This is a more than 40 percent increase to our humanitarian intake and the biggest boost to Australia’s refugee intake in 30 years.”
The boost, accompanied by a £6.8 million funding injection to regional refugee programmes, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, is part of tough new policies aimed at stopping people-smuggling.
…the new quota would make Australia the world’s second-largest refugee resettlement country after the United States. [for new readers: in recent years we’ve (US) taken about 70,000 refugees annually and in addition almost that number have been granted asylum—ed]
Next! Australia taking refugees from South Africa (the Rainbow Nation!), and they aren’t the persecuted whites!
Oh, and one more thing, for all of you who say from time to time, I’m moving to Australia, forget it!