The door opens for Aladdin Sisalem
* and another 1000 illegal migrants, just about all of them fake asylum seekers…
1000 refugees receive protection, not detention
* MOHAMMAD DAWLAT HUSSAIN is among 1000 refugees who can apply for family members to join them in Australia after the Federal Government scrapped temporary protection visas in Tuesday night’s budget.
* Mr Hussain fled the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1999 and stayed in Iran for two years before travelling by boat to Ashmore Reef, off the northwest coast of Australia.
* Because everyone deserves a ‘fair go’, right? Because the Howard government was just too cruel to these fake refugees, right? Curiously, none of the lefty loons from the Age questions why a Palistanian born in Kuwait should have a right to enter Australia after passing through 5 Muslim countries on the way here. Nobody asks what Aladdin has to offer Australia, not even the naiveÂ Immigration Minister Chris Evans who just said: “Mr Sisalem’s experience is a testament to the former Howard government’s regrettable and unjust treatment of genuine refugees.”
* No. It is somehow, (just why remains a mystery) our obligation to welcome Aladdin and those like him, who will now, that he has landed, do everything to bring his extended family clan here. The fifth column in our midst is growing faster than the opium poppies in Afghanistan.
May 12, 2008
COMING to Australia after 18 months held in the Manus Island detention centre â€” 10 of them by himself â€” Aladdin Sisalem felt he had finally found a new beginning.
Instead, the stateless Kuwaiti-born Palestinian found that he had merely exchanged one form of living in limbo for another. He was placed on a temporary protection visa that banned him from applying for permanent protection for five years.
He has spent the past four years not knowing if he would have to uproot himself and try all over again to find another country to take him at the end of next year.
It is only now, after a change of government, that a relieved Mr Sisalem has been told his wait has been cut short by a year. He can apply immediately for permanent residency in Australia.
For the first time since he fled persecution after a backlash against Palestinians in Kuwait on November 15, 2000, the United Nations-certified refugee may have somewhere to call home.
“They called me last week as promised and told me the office of the Minister of Immigration has agreed to specify a shorter period to process your application,” he said.
The wait to apply for permanency, and its accompanying right to visit overseas, has come at a heavy personal cost for him
Two years ago he applied for an earlier hearing to then immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, which was refused.
A letter of support from federal MP Michael Danby brought the response that he needed to demonstrate that this would be in the public interest.
Immigration Minister Chris Evans said: “Mr Sisalem’s experience is a testament to the former Howard government’s regrettable and unjust treatment of genuine refugees.”
* We beg to differ:
Fitzgerald: The immigrant’s bad faith
In February, Hussain and 24 other Muslims joined a statewide lawsuit against Citizenship and Immigration Services and the FBI for what they called unusually lengthy delays in processing their citizenship applications. Some waited as long as five years.”The lawsuit helped my application. I have been waiting so long,” said Hussain, an Orlando machinist from Iraq. — fromÂ this article
Why is Hussain, a “machinist from Iraq,” here in the United States? If he were ever a “refugee” he is a refugee no longer. He has no special skills that are desperately needed in this country. Why isn’t he back home, working hard to build the new Iraq? If he is a Shi’a Arab, then Shi’a Arabs have, thanks to the American invasion, inherited Iraq, or at least Baghdad and all points south, including the major oilfields. If he is a Sunni (not everyone named “Hussain” need be a Shi’a) he has all of the area west and north of Baghdad, save where the Kurds now run things.
Why is he here? Is he here because he must be here to avoid persecution? From Muslim countries, the only justified immigration should be that of non-Muslims. They are the ones who have a legitimate case to be here to avoid persecution. Does Hussain, the machinist from Iraq, fully support the American Constitution? Does he even understand its contents? Or is such understanding no longer necessary in order to obtain American citizenship?