Arabic and International Monday, 19 February 2018 at 12: 34 pm (256 views)
Australia renews its tough approach to asylum seekers and warns of a "back gate" for their entry
Baghdad / Sky Press:
The Australian government has reiterated its tough stance on immigration policies and rejected asylum seekers arriving through smuggling, warning that it recognizes that New Zealand has become an easy "back gate" to enter Australia and is working to prevent it in every way.
Australian Foreign Secretary Julie Bishop said that her country's "difficult positions" would not be confined to the detention and deportation of asylum-seeking New Zealanders. "Her country has a very close working relationship with New Zealand and the issues are managed and discussed."
Bishop confirmed Australia's commitment to "consult with New Zealand on issues affecting New Zealand citizens and affect our relationship," expressing "her government's fears of illegal immigration by sea, where New Zealand is the back gate to Australia after acquiring residence and citizenship in New Zealand before Immigrants, which are relatively easy compared to Australia's policy. "
For its part, the New Zealand government expressed concern about the treatment of the holders of their nationality in Australia, describing it as "unfair treatment as a result of Australia's difficult immigration policies."
The Australian government said earlier that allowing asylum seekers who arrive by boat to reach its shores will only encourage smugglers in Asia and make people risk their lives in an attempt to embark on a dangerous and ultimately unsuccessful cruise. Australia has rejected a New Zealand offer to resettle 150 men to concentrate To send more than 1,000 asylum-seekers to the United States.