Pro-Immigration Politics Have Consequences
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Australian blogger Tim Blair writes
When considering what may motivate boat people to attempt an Australian landing, it’s probably worth listening to the boat people themselves.
He's linking a blog by another conservative Australian who says
Kevin Rudd’s media defenders claimed in April that the increase in boat people could not be blamed on Kevin Rudd’s softening of our laws against illegal immigrants. Their argument: How could ignorant Afghanis, Iraqis and Sri Lankans have even known of Rudd’s changes?:
Which is, as he points out, an insult to the intelligence of Australians, as well as to the various criminal aliens involved, who are not that ignorant. In fact, they're saying things like “Kevin Rudd - he’s changed everything about refugee. If I go to Australia now, different, different,” and
“Mr Howard made it very hard for refugees. He wouldn’t let me bring my family to Australia when I lived there. But I have been told (Rudd has) made it easier for people like me to come to Australia and to bring our families with us...”

After the Rudd Government scrapped TPVs, a people smuggler “mafia man” persuaded him to set sail. “He told me the laws had been changed in Australia, and that Mr Rudd wanted refugees,” Mr Mandalavi said.

For more on what's been going on in Australia, see “Fate Keeps On Happening”: Australia, Boat People, And The Repressed Immigration Issue By R. J. Stove,, May 27, 2009. But remember, the same kind of politics in America cause the same kind of conversations to take place in Agua Prieta and Altar, Mexico, leading people not to a watery grave, as has happened to some of the boat people, but to death by heat exhaustion in the desert.


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