Australia is a country that has much in common with the United States, including many of the same problems. We share a common Anglo-Saxon heritage, with its many positive features that have formed successful societies, which others wish to join.
On the negative side, Anglo-Saxon societies in recent years have displayed a particular propensity toward suicidal multiculturalism and mass immigration, with predictable results. So in both the U.S. and Australia there is mass immigration, failure to assimilate,ethnic discord and a disdain for the core majority population.
Australia, by the way, now has an even higher percentage of foreign-born residents than the United States (27.7 vs. 14.3)
One thing the two countries don't have in common is that Australia is completely surrounded by water. It's a little harder to swim the Timor Sea, not to mention the Indian Ocean, than it is the Rio Grande. That means that for Australia, border control is a naval operation. And so, that's how it was handled.
We can learn from the Australian example. Of course, whatever the geographical details, in order to secure your border, you need a government that wants to secure it. All the technology in the world is useless without that. Obama doesn't want to secure the border, but in Australia, Tony Abbott did. That's the difference.
The fact that the illegal immigration problem has been solved doesn't solve Australia's other National Question problems. Australians still have to deal with those, but at least they tackled this one.
Australian commentator Nick Adams was recently interviewed by Bill O'Reilly, and you can see a video of the interview at Nick's article on the subject at World Net Daily, entitled Major nation has ZERO illegals coming in: Here's how. The video (Embedded above) is not just an audio copy of the article, it includes material not in the article, and is worth listening to. Plus you may enjoy hearing Nick's Australian accent.
From the article:
In the past seven months, not one single illegal immigrant arrived on Australian shores. Not one single boat has docked on the Australian coastline.So, a mass invasion of illegal aliens who are rewarded by the government of the receiving country. Sounds familiar.
Compare this to the preceding four year period: Over 50,000 illegal immigrants arrived on Australian shores. More than 800 boats. Upwards of 1,000 people drowned at sea. A budget blowout of more than $10.3 billion.
Those that arrived were given welcome hampers, mobile phones, plasma TVs, housing, medical and other household items - all at a cost to the taxpayer.
And the overwhelming majority of those that came were not genuine refugees; many of them turned up in designer clothes and with mobile phones. They weren’t fleeing persecution; they just wanted a piece of Australia’s generous welfare state.
Frighteningly, some of them appeared to be Western haters, with one incident captured on video: One illegal immigrant, upset to have been intercepted by the Australian military, told the military to “”F–- Australia. … If later on you said why they do that to America on September 11, you should know the cause of it is your very deeds. Remember 9/11 for United States. All the world should know why.”
It happened because a center-left government (the equivalent of the Democrats), elected in late 2007, decided to dismantle the existing tough and effective border security policy. They made the usual self-righteous left-wing claims that the existing policies were inhumane, immoral and sent the wrong message. While never brave enough to say it, their actions said it all: They believed in open borders.Likewise, hundreds of illegal aliens die in the deserts trying to enter the U.S., while others are killed by criminals in Mexico. It's a humanitarian disaster.
And so they presided over more than 1,000 deaths at sea and were a boon to the evil people-smugglers all over Southeast Asia. Not only did their policy fail; it killed people.
The Australian people silently revolted. They saw them, rightly, as “queue-jumpers” and believed it was unfair to genuine refugees (Australia already has a generous refugee intake) and those seeking to come the right way. They were devastated at the deaths of men, women and children on the high seas, who had been encouraged to take the perilous journey. And they were concerned about how much money this fiasco was costing. Not to mention the fact we didn’t know who these people were. Were they compatible with our way of life?
So, they threw out the government at the national election in September 2013. One of the incoming government’s core election promises was to “stop the boats.” Immediately, Prime Minister Tony Abbott got to work.
As he couldn’t stop the boats overnight, in those first few months, his government gave the illegal immigrants arriving to Australia two options: “You’ve arrived in Australia illegally. As a result, you will never get to stay here. You will never get to be an Australian. So, you have two options – we will take you to a processing center, and you will wait in detention for your asylum application to be processed. Or we will fly you home for free.”
In addition to this, the Abbott government got the Australian military to enforce its border protection, intercepting boats, turning them around, and even towing them back. And it applied pressure on Indonesia, by demanding it secure its own border.
Soon, the message got out, and the boats have stopped. It’s an ongoing issue that requires vigilance, but it has been achieved. Australia’s policy has been exceptionally effective in saving lives. It’s been done amid incessant howling from the left and the mainstream media.
The successful Australian model is one America must learn from. It shows what can happen when you develop a policy and adhere to it strictly, with no exceptions....What can be more humanitarian than saving the thousands of people’s lives who die crossing the border? What can be more humanitarian than ensuring the safety of 300 million Americans?
Populations are on the move. Western countries’ borders are under attack everywhere. Time for honesty from the left: how many millions do we really want, and how will they change this country?
The illegals are being clever now sending their children. This is happening all around the world. It does not matter what their age; send them back. It’s time to administer tough love.
It’s the only way. Australia has proved it. Now, it’s time for America, the world’s leader and indispensable nation, to do the same.