Australian asylum seekers: You will fail to enter our territory and do not risk your lives and finances
The Australian authorities have closed the largest controversial asylum detention center on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, praising the success of their tough policy against migrants attempting to illegally enter their territory, warning them that their efforts are doomed to failure and they do not have to risk their lives and money.
"The Christmas Island center has been closed and the nearly 30 detainees who were still on the weekend have been transferred to facilities on the Australian mainland," Australian Immigration Ministry spokesman David Coleman said in a statement.
"Australia's entire maritime border is under constant surveillance and patrols every day of the year," Australian Border Operations Commander Steve Osbaum said in a translated speech in Arabic. "We always watch and always stand ready to intercept and bring back anyone trying to reach Australia illegally on board a boat. "
"If you risk your life and your owner tries to reach Australia illegally, you will fail, do not achieve that and you will lose everything," Osbaum said.
Australia is facing sharp criticism over the conservative policy adopted by conservatives at the end of 2013, which calls for the return of all ships trying to sneak into its shores, and migrants who can access Australian shores are placed for indefinite periods in detention camps on Manos Island in Papua New Guinea The small island of Nauru in the Pacific Ocean and Christmas Island, in very harsh humanitarian conditions.