Will the left change their attitude once they throw the used condoms and their feces at our social workers and the armies of Yuman Rites activists?
How desperate is the Gillard Government , with its boat people “policy” an utter debacle? Desperate enough to pass retrospective laws and to reinstate a limited form of the Howard-style Temporary Protection Visas it so stupidly abolished, claiming they were “inhumane”:
Changes to immigration laws will make it easier to send criminals back to their country of origin or, at least, prevent them applying for permanent protection visas.
But first, why should we infidels offer ‘protection’ to Muslims? Â What are these people fleeing? It surely isn’t Islam. Or is it?
First, the retrospective laws:
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said that if the laws were passed they would come into force from today and cover any troublemakers convicted over acts of violence and riots at Broadmeadows, Villawood and Christmas Island.
And the reason for the panic:
As protests continued at four detention centres around the country yesterday…
These very belated changes involve quietly bringing back a form of the TPVs, under which boat people were allowed to stay only while their countries were still too dangerous to return to:
Under the Migration Act, Mr Bowen already has the power to refuse visas, but it is easy for him to do so only where a person has a substantial criminal record, or where someone has been sentenced to jail for a year or more.
The changes will mean that, if a convicted criminal faces persecution in their own country, they will most probably beÂ granted only a provisional visa, which does not permit refugees to bring their families to Australia.
Once the threat in their home country is over, they can be sent back.
This “provisional visa” will operate in precisely the same way as did the Temporary Protection Visas which the Howard Government introduced and which Gillard Government Immigation Minister Chris Bowen once damned:
The same can be said about Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) â€“ they were inhumane, unfair and ineffective.Â We moved quickly to abolish TPVs on taking government.
Will the Greens now back what they two years ago condemned?
“Temporary Protection Visas should remain buried as a cruel relic of the former Howard regime,” said Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. .. “Temporary Protection Visas left genuine refugees living in limbo and fear, while attempting to build a new life after fleeing torture and persecution.”
This leaves a burning question: if Labor now accepts the principle of the TPVs, why not bring them back forÂ all boat people?