Albanese bats for boat people when even the ABC reports they've been untruthful and their case is hopeless
Monday, 02 September 2019
Therapeutic Albo's not going to be quiet about it.........
I'm not going to be quiet about this. This family has made Australia their home. Their two beautiful girls were born here. They deserve our protection, not publicly funded cruelty from a Government that has lost its humanity. #LetThemStay https://t.co/I0zWnNxDXH— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) September 1, 2019
...nor will Kristina
Immigration Minister @DavidColemanMP must end this cruelty now and use his powers of ministerial intervention to allow Priya, Nades and their two girls to stay in Australia.— Kristina Keneally (@KKeneally) August 31, 2019
Contact him now:
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Maybe they'll wish they had been.
However, the Department of Home Affairs said the family had been comprehensively assessed a number of times and had consistently been found not to be genuine refugees.
Christopher Tran, a lawyer for the Government, told the court last week the family's application to be recognised as refugees was "manifestly hopeless".
Simon Jeans, an immigration lawyer who worked with the past 10 immigration ministers, has been following the unfolding situation. He said several errors were made in the family's bid to stay in Australia.
"Observing this case over the past 18 months has been like watching a train wreck in slow motion," Mr Jeans said.
He said the family have not been truthful in visa applications and said evidence suggested they came to Australia in 2012 and 2013 by boat as economic refugees.
The family have been fighting their case on the grounds they face persecution in Sri Lanka due to links to the militant Tamil Tigers (LTTE).
According to court documents from June 2018, Nades claimed he was forced to join the LTTE in 2001 and was harassed by the Sri Lankan military.
However, he frequently travelled between Sri Lanka, Kuwait and Qatar between 2004 and 2010 for work, during the civil war that ended in 2009.
As a result, the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA) did not accept he had links to the LTTE and would not be "of concern to the Sri Lankan authorities."
"Anyone who was associated with the LTTE or was suspected of being with the LTTE, would not have been coming and going into Sri Lanka," Mr Jeans said.
"They would have been picked up by security forces."
Mr Jeans said boat arrivals tended to exaggerate their stories so they could get permanent residence.
And plenty more from Albo who doesn't care about the merits of the case, he just wants these people and more like them to come and stay.
This family has made this country home. It's the only place their two little girls have ever known. They are part of our community and they always should be. It's time for @ScottMorrisonMP to act and #LetThemStay. pic.twitter.com/EG7T9QOGQI— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) August 30, 2019