The culture-enrichers keep pouring into Lampedusa. Depending on which news story you read, 500, 800, 831, or 1,400 new arrivals landed on the island overnight.
First,Â two boats with 500 people:
500 Refugees From Libya Make Landfall in Lampedusa
(AGI) Palermo â€” Two boats that sailed from Libya with 500 refugees made landfall on the island of Lampedusa this evening. Read more;Â The Numbers Game
Australia: Increasingly Desperate:
A great swap for Malaysia – 800 of ours for 4000 of theirs:
Ms Gillard and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said that they were close to signing a bilateral agreement which would see 800 people who tried to get to Australia by boat taken immediately to Malaysia instead.
In return, Australia will take 4000 genuine refugees from Malaysia over four years.
Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention… This challenging protection environment makes it difficult for UNHCR to fulfil its mandate in the country, which has some 3 million migrants, 1.5 million of whom are considered undocumented migrants…
Afghans are found by a new Immigration Department study to have the lowest rate of employment and the highest rate of receipt of Centrelink benefits – 94 per cent – of all refugee groups over the first five years here. Â 800 of ours for 4000 of theirs
NOW even the Gillard Government knows the truth about its bungled refugee program.
The people it’s bringing in are costing us billions, with 85 per cent of refugees on Centrelink benefits in their first five years here.
Worse, it’s the “refugees” who push inâ€”the boat people we don’t pick, and who exploit the Government’s weak lawsâ€”who cost us most.Â Boatloads of welfare recipients
Meanwhile, back in Londonistan: