MYTH 1 : “Asylum seekers are illegal immigrants”
Where are the real illegal immigrants from?
It seems the majority are from Britain.
But just look how quickly the asylum-seeker haters come to their defence. For instance “Sandra” is getting quite passionate about the supposed “rights” of deported EDL troublemaker and illegal non-citizen Martin Brennan.
MYTH 2: “Asylum seekers take things that belong to us”
And please note the signature at the end of the letter.
We dealt with this matter here. Not our fault if the bogotariat are too thick to be able to read and comprehend facts.
MYTH 3: “Asylum seekers are criminals/terrorists/economic refugees”
MYTH 4: “Asylum seekers take entitlements from the homeless/pensioners/Indigenous people/[insert name of disadvantaged group here]”
The bogots love to pretend they really care about disadvantaged people. They don’t – unless they can use them as a stalking horse to attack refugees and asylum seekers. Here’s social policy expert Sharon Allen arguing with an opponent:
Oh dear, poor homeless if they have someone as lacking in compassion as Sharon “working” for them.
And like her opponent, we really don’t believe a word of what Sharon is saying.
Here are some facts on Canberra’s homeless. Seems the problem lies with the ACT Government’s allocation of resources – nothing to do with asylum seekers.
Back in August last year, Nielsen polled 1400 Australians on the question of the major parties’ asylum seeker policies.
Voters reject refugee plans of both parties
August 16, 2011
MORE than half the population believes asylum seekers arriving by boat should be landed and processed in Australia, contradicting the policies of the two main parties, which advocate processing in a third country, a poll finds.
The latest Herald/Nielsen poll of 1400 people was taken from Thursday night to Saturday evening, after the High Court imposed an injunction on the Malaysia plan.
The poll finds 53 per cent of voters preferred that asylum seekers arriving by boat be allowed to land in Australia to be assessed.
Only 28 per cent felt they should be sent to another country for assessment, the approach of Labor and the Coalition, while 15 per cent said the arrivals should be ”sent back out to sea”.
Of those who thought asylum seekers should be processed in Australia, 55 per cent thought they should be held in detention while being processed, and 41 per cent thought they should be allowed to live in the community.
Half of those who opted for assessment in Australia or a third country thought those found to be refugees should be allowed to settle in Australia permanently.
The Greens are the only party that advocates processing asylum seekers in Australia. The government’s policy centres on Malaysia and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, while the Coalition would send the asylum seekers to Nauru.
A Labor MP from Victoria, Anna Burke, spoke out yesterday against her party’s Malaysia plan. ”I’m very concerned that we can’t really guarantee the safety of the individuals, the 800 who will be sent there,” she told the ABC.