(my opinion, not my arsehole)
So here’s a little disclaimer for the following post
It fucking totally will may get a little ‘rant-y’
My very loud, angry opinion
So what the FUCK is up with all these boat people coming into Australia?
What’s that other word we use for them?
Oh yeah, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
And here I was thinking that if something was ILLEGAL
It was wrong
It meant laws had been broken
There would be punishment involved
Silly fucking me
Illegal immigrants here
Who arrive by boat
Are flown to various locations around Australia
In private, chartered planes
Almost $200,000 a week is being spent on charter flights to ferry asylum seekers all over the place
In the 2008-09 financial year, 32 charter flights carrying 2500 people cost $2.7 million – an average of $84,000 a flight.
They then stay in (custom built) detention centres
And when that’s not available, hotels
It’s certainly more accommodating than where they have come from
They are given money for food, clothing & other supplies
We don’t just ‘supply’ them with supplies
In many cases they are given the cash
And sent off on a shopping spree
Let’s not forget the medical care given too
So all you hard working, tax paying Australians
Are footing the bill for this
For these criminals
They are then provided with financial resources by the Australian taxpayer to pay the legal costs of arguing their cases
One estimate is that the cost of removing an illegal immigrant is, on average, approximately $60,000
It makes me want to go out and punch a do-gooder in the fucking face
I appreciate that this is a country built from the ground up, BY immigrants
But these immigrants worked their FUCKING ARSES OFF to make this country what it is
There were no handouts
And they worked
They became Australian
They EARNED it
It was not just given to them when they landed on these shores
Now look, I understand these people come from impoverished backgrounds
They are seeking a better way of life
I’m just asking that they do it legally
There is a system in place
We have an entire immigration department
An immigration Minister even
Why not spend some of the private plane/hotel funds
On getting these people here the right way?
Pay lawyers/administraters in their countries to ‘apply’ for them
For legal residency / citizenship
Use the money to process their applications
Then each application is taken on merit
And I’m sorry, actually, you know what?
I’m not sorry
If you don’t speak English
If you have no skills
If your moving here would burden us
If WE would have to pay for your food, shelter etc
You can’t come
Maybe that sounds a little rough to you
But there are laws for immigration
And as someone who has met many, many people from overseas
Who would give a BODY PART to be able to live in Australia
But don’t fit the criteria
As in: They don’t have more than $250,000 in assets
They don’t bring a job skill that will benefit this country
They try to do it ‘the right way’
They are denied
But hey, jump in a boat
With nothing but the clothes on your back
And we’ll pay YOU to stay here
I know that a lot of these people are victims of people smugglers
And give what little they have to the man in charge
With nothing more than a promise of a new life in Australia
But if we don’t let them in
Then the ‘man in charge’ is out of fucking business
Australia is no longer a destination, right?
I appreciate that there are many more asylum seekers who arrive by air
And that there are more than 50,000 visa overstayers here
Compared to fewer than 5000 boat people
But the money spent on them surely can be better used staffing our immigration officers
To help them track & deport other illegals
There is so much money being spent on HELPING those who have clearly broken our laws
I just don’t get it
And what about the security of this country?
A lot of these UNDOCUMENTED, ILLEGAL immigrants
Are from Afghanistan
‘Scuse me, but aren’t our boys getting fucking killed over there trying to help them?
Fuck that shit
And I couldn’t mean that more
FUCK. THAT. SHIT.
Why aren’t they trying to immigrate to Korea?
Why aren’t they trying to immigrate to China?
‘Cause they’d end up in jail, that’s why
Or with their fucking heads blown off
A bit harsh I know
But shit, it’s totally working for them
The ‘fuck off we’re full’ mentality that so many Australians have
Is not, in my opinion, the answer
But there are days where I absolutely agree with the sentiment behind it
For the average Aussie, working hard
Chasing a bit of the ‘Australian Dream’
It’s not easy sometimes
And to see others just show up on our doorstep
And be gifted with what most people here work bloody hard for
Is just fucking wrong
Sure there’s room for everybody
But let’s be smart about this
And do it the legal way
Let the people who have followed the law
And have something to GIVE, rather than TAKE
Let them have a shot at coming here
I know my opinion is just that, MINE
And you may not agree with me
But you know what?
I welcome your opinion
If you know more about this and want to enlighten me
Who knows, maybe you can even change my opinion?
Good luck with that.