First, let me say I have no problem with refuges. As for raising the numbers, I do not agree.
Originally Posted by truthvigilante
However, in my opinion, more resources should be spent on processing where these boats come from. I think the major goal of any policy on the boat people issue should include greater resources and faster processing off shore, where these people apply for refuge status.
There are too many deaths from people using Illegal people smuggling (not that their are legal ones) to justify sitting on our hands and ignoring those that do the right thing and apply to our embassies. I Know of one afgahn family who has been waiting now about 6 years in indonesia for an answer to their request. Imagine that, what a great advert for the people smugglers. Pay them, get to Australia be processed quicker and get out to a better future, does anybody wonder why they continue to do this?
It is one thing to send them over seas to sit and wait, it is another to actually process them overseas before they get on the boats. Of course there are those that are just routing the system but I am sure there are those that are genuine. That is not the question.
However, most of this is simply, MY OPINION.
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