Australia to crack down on refugees after riots
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the new law, if passed by parliament, would mean any asylum seeker found guilty of an offence while in detention would automatically fail character requirements for a visa.
It follows wild rioting in immigration facilities on remote Christmas Island last month and in Sydney, where fire gutted nine buildings last week as 100 inmates demonstrated against their detention at Villawood.
Dozens of people have been questioned by police over the riots but no charges have yet been laid.
Bowen said the character test amendments would be retrospective, meaning those convicted of crimes as a result of the riots could face deportation or receive only temporary visas with limited rights.
1 Chronicles 29:15 “For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.”
That is part of this dying world, but our hope is firmly established in Yahweh and Her Son Christ, our Savior. Established by WAY of the TRUTH. To be independent is to follow Satan’s way. Not a good route to follow. It leads to the pit.
Psalm 25:1 “[ Dependence on the LORD ] Davidic. LORD, I turn my hope to You.”