Update from Australia: Opposition leader says Rudd asylum plan a “fake”

In our previous post earlier today we reported that Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has signed a plan with Papua New Guinea to take Australia’s boat people/illegal aliens off their hands.  The next logical question is:  ALL OF THEM?

Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, says that is where Rudd’s action becomes a political ploy to buy time until the next election.  PNG can’t possibly take them all.

Abbott suggests reading the fine print in an article ominously entitled: Nations to get asylum call!  My first thought was, uh-oh, since the US has already shown its willingness to take over one thousand mostly Muslim Africans who arrived on Malta (illegally) by boat, what is to stop the US State Department from ‘lending a hand’ to Rudd’s Labor party?

Here is the story in The West Australian:

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the so-called PNG solution was a “fake”.

He said the Prime Minister’s assertion that everyone who came to Australia by boat would now be sent to PNG was not borne out by the two-page document signed by Mr Rudd and Mr O’Neill.

“This is not a solution to our problem,” Mr Abbott said. “This is not a policy to stop the boats. This is simply a pre-election fix. This is simply something that is held together with Blu-Tack and Sellotape to last until the election.

“Mr Rudd has been misleading to the point of dishonesty.”

Shadow immigration minister Scott Morrison said PNG’s Prime Minister had made it clear that the country would not take an unlimited number of asylum seekers, despite Labor claims to the contrary.

Now this makes some sense, of course PNG doesn’t want the diseased, the criminals or the terrorists!

Mr Morrison said those found not to be refugees would become Australia’s problem, as would asylum seekers with communicable diseases, terrorism charges or a criminal background.

“The devil is always in the detail with Mr Rudd, and Mr Rudd always proves to be the devil in that detail,” Mr Morrison said.

Immigration Minister Tony Burke said every cohort of asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors, women and children, would be sent to PNG when Manus Island welfare standards were improved.

The article lists other countries which may get the call from Rudd, but no mention (so far!) of Obama getting a call!

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t put it past these pols to have a plan to send some to PNG and that’s where the US State Department would pick them up to resettle in your town.

****Update**** More on the growing controversy from the Voice of America.  Nothing yet on the US giving a helping hand, but if you see it before I do, please let me know!

Update July 23:  Jesuit Refugee Services blasts (no surprise) Rudd saying PNG too poor to handle all the needy refugees on the way.

Downunder: Rudd gets tough with new policy on boat people…

Open borders Leftists protest Rudd policy on boat people

…Leftists and Refugee Advocates take to the streets in protest.

Below is what Kevin Rudd, Australia’s new prime minister, said regarding the illegal alien boat people crisis Australia has been seeing in recent years (frankly there is no way to ever stop illegal immigration if one doesn’t CLOSE THE BORDERS).

From my vantage point illegal immigration by mostly Muslim migrants is the primary issue plaguing Australia’s political class in recent years, and it went further out of control during Julia Gillard’s time at the wheel.

From the Guardian:

Under the new arrangement signed with Papua New Guinea today – the Regional Settlement Arrangement – unauthorised arrivals will be sent to Papua New Guinea for assessment and if found to be a refugee will be settled there.

Arriving in Australia by boat will no longer mean settlement in Australia. Australians have had enough of seeing people drowning in the waters to our north.

Our country has had enough of people smugglers exploiting asylum seekers and seeing them drown on the high seas.

We are sick of watching our servicemen and women risking their lives in rescues in dangerous conditions on the high seas.

So the Left is ticked-off and plans more protests this week, see The North West Star:

Youthful leftist activists protesting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s hardline policy to force asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea will surround his Morningside electorate office on Monday morning.

Around 300 protesters – mostly from the Greens, the Socialist Alliance and the Refugee Action Collective – marched around Brisbane’s CBD on Sunday afternoon vowing bigger protests this week.

Singing out “Pack Up Kevin and Throw Away the Key” they objected angrily, but peacefully, to sending refugees arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea.

Just like in the US, Socialists/Commies are packing the country with needy migrants who will need services in hopes of bringing down the government.  This is Cloward-Piven Aussie style!

For our Australia archive (to see how bad it is!) go here.

****Update****  Opposition leader calls Rudd’s plan a fake!  (Click here)

Update July 30th:  PNG Catholic Bishops say don’t send them here, we are too poor for refugees.

Kerry chewed out by “most difficult refugees”—Syrians at Zaatari

Just recently we posted on the UN’s Kilian Kleinschmidt telling Der Spiegel that the refugees at Zaatari in Jordan are the “most difficult he has ever seen.”  Did Kerry find that out too?

Kerry meets with Syrian “refugees” trying to drag US (further!) into their civil war.

Last week, Secretary of State Kerry met with “refugees” in the camp who gave him an earful about how the US wasn’t doing enough to help the ‘rebels.’  I fully expected to see demands that they be taken to America, but at least in this story, they only want the US to insert itself even further into their civil war.

In reality, it’s often the NGOs (paid by the head for each refugee they resettle) who want to take them to America, sometimes against their will.

From AP at Yahoo News (hat tip: Charles):

ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — Angry Syrian refugees confronted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday with demands for the United States and the international community to do more to help opponents of President Bashar Assad’s regime, venting frustration at perceived inaction on their behalf.

Visiting the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan near the Syrian border, Kerry met six representatives of its 115,000-strong population, all of whom appealed to him for the U.S. and its allies to create no-fly zones and set up safe zones inside Syria to prevent the Assad regime from inflicting additional destruction.

The article mentions that the number of refugees in the camp is declining.

The Photo is from this article, not clear who the photo credit belongs to.

Immigrants use food stamps to purchase, send food out of the country

Update:  Brenda Walker at VDARE has some good stats you should see, here.

The New York Post has a new twist on one of our favorite subjects—-food stamp fraud.  Hat tip: Anne

Seems that Jamaicans, Haitians and immigrants from the Dominican Republic living in New York are buying non-perishable food to send ‘home’ to relatives.

EBT Nation! If they are shipping food out of NY, surely they are pulling the same scam in your state!

Here is the story about our latest US ‘foreign aid.’

Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.

The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.


The United States spent $522.7 million on foreign aid to the Caribbean last fiscal year, government data show.

That reminds me, Haitians are still getting ‘temporary protected (refugee) status’ from that earthquake back in 2010, but as we learned in January there weren’t many takers because anyone getting into the US illegally in recent months is anticipating a free ride when (if!) the so-called “comprehensive reform” becomes law.

For our extensive immigrant-perpetrated food stamp fraud archive, click here.