Who let them in?
The madness of our refugee and immigration program is today demonstrated by a Bangladeshi asylum seeker now charged with raping a 15-year-old.
How on earth do we let in any alleged “refugee” from Bangladesh, of all places?
AN asylum seeker who came to Australia illegally by boat has been charged for allegedly raping a teenage foster-home girl he held captive for one month.
The girl was only rescued when police found her running “barefoot” down a Western Sydney street at 1.30am yesterday.
It is alleged Bangladeshi national Rashadul Islam, 29, grabbed the girl and attempted to drag her away before the police intervened…
An insider told The Saturday Telegraph that Islam was among the thousands of asylum seekers who arrived illegally by boat under the Rudd government.
It is understood he arrived by boat on March 24, 2013.
He was taken off the boat in waters off Christmas Island — along with a number of other asylum seekers — and held in a community detention facility at Phosphate Hill on Christmas Island for two months.
Islam was released on May 15, 2013 and flown to Australia. He was later granted a bridging visa.
Under Labor policy at the time, asylum seekers were permitted release into the community without stringent security checks.
Islam must be presumed innocent. But I wonder what Labor’s past immigration ministers can say to the girl?