Friday, May 23, 2014

Down Under, the Immigration "Rules Have Changed"; "Anyone seeking to illegally enter Australia … will never make Australia home"

No Way, says Australia to its would-be illegal immigrants (cheers to Valerie):
You will not make Australia home.

The rules have changed. Check the facts.

Anyone seeking to illegally enter Australia by boat will never make Australia home.

It is the policy and practice of the Australian Government to intercept any vessel that is seeking to illegally enter Australia and safely remove it beyond our waters.

People who travelled to Australia by boat without a visa will not end up in Australia; they have been sent for processing in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.

They won't be able to work, and could be waiting a long time for their claim to be processed.

Australia has the toughest border protection measures ever. The Australian Government has announced that no temporary or permanent protection visas will be granted to anyone who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa until further notice.

The rules apply to everyone; families, children, unaccompanied children, educated and skilled. There are no exceptions.  …/…

Keep your family and friends safe – tell them to come the right way

You can still come to Australia through lawful migration. Asylum seekers are still processed for permanent settlement in Australia if they migrate through the humanitarian, skilled worker, or family migration programmes.

People who migrate to Australia lawfully are given priority when sponsoring their family to come to Australia.
If that ain't clear enough, there is a less p'lite version of the message (cheers to Hervé):