Australia declares successful "tough" policy on illegal asylum
14:08 - 02/01/2019
Information / Baghdad ..
The Australian government on Wednesday confirmed its intention to close two immigration detention centers because of a lack of large numbers of illegal immigrants because of the strict immigration policy of detaining asylum seekers who go to Australia through smuggling.
Immigration Minister David Coleman said in a statement that "the controversial high-security Maribernung detention center in Melbourne will be closed immediately."
The Edge newspaper reported in 2016 that Marybernung is one of the harshest centers in Australia, where guards use restrictions, such as hand restraints and various forms of power, more often than other facilities.
The Blacksland Center in Sydney will be closed in May, the Australian Associated Press quoted the Immigration Minister as saying.
Coleman said the number of illegal immigrants had fallen.
About 1,000 people remain in detention centers abroad in the Nauru and Manos islands of Papua New Guinea, some of them there since 2013.
Australian authorities have a "worst" asylum policy in the world where their laws require that asylum-seekers who come from smuggling boats be detained and detained in Pacific islands that lack the minimum human living standards. Ending / 25