Refugees By: Sophie Andrews

Reference for image: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a23538/world-refugee-day-photos/By Elizabeth Griffin, Jun 20, 2014

Reference of the fact: Mercy Corps, February 22, 2017, http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/?gclid=CNX11c3LytICFYGbvAodcR8Jug

The Australian Refugee Debate

They arrive on overcrowded, leaky boats to escape hopeless situations. These are refugees escaping to our shores. Many don’t survive the dangerous journey. They are in such a desperate situation that they spend their life savings to fund their transport. Often they arrive with nothing more than the clothes on their back. How can we sit back and selfishly ignore this real life drama?

Mercy Corps stated in their article that over 1.19 million people around the world need to be moved to a safe country. But only 30 countries offer just 100,000 yearly resettlement places. Australian Government statistics show that after the United States of America and Canada Australia resettles the most of refuges which is approximately 6,500 a year.

reference for fact in text: Mercy Corps, February 22, 2017, http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/?gclid=CNX11c3LytICFYGbvAodcR8Jug

It’s a common thought that refugees could be terrorist, burden on our welfare system, that they might have diseases and our infrastructure can’t handle more people.

A cultural consultant stated, that since 1976 there have been 70,000 refugees settled in Australia who arrived by boat and not one of them has been found to have a link into termism. Also terrorists travel in planes and most of the time in first class, not boats that usually end up nowhere.

Reference for fact in text: Refugees and Asylum seeker, https://www.amnesty.org.au/campaigns/refugees/

Residents of a rural areas where refugees have moved to help with unskilled work like fruit picking. The Karen People a diverse group from Burma where resettled in Nil as part of a government program. A lot of locals around Adelaide and Victoria can’t stop talking about how the contribution of refugees and how they do the basic jobs that Australians are unwilling to do. Refugees are willing to help out and contribute.

Refugees are required to experience health screening before leaving their country of origin or first asylum. This prevents diseases coming and spreading in Australia.

Refugees should be allowed to integrate into the Australian community. They bring skills to contribute back to society, becoming both workers and consumers which ultimately contributes to economic prosperity.

Australia should embrace people like Anh Do and Deng Adut who are positive and influential figures.

Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. He survived and is now a successful business person, going on the television shows and he’s so happy and funny.

Deng was only 6 years old when he was taken away from his home and was enrolled into the army, watching child soldiers holding guns to their heads in despair. Deng reuniting with his brother who helped him smuggle out of the country. The two brothers eventually arrived as refugees in 1998. Deng now works as a lawyer in Blacktown, where he is determined to ensure that other Sudanese refugees have the legal advice and support they need before entering the court system.

Embrace refugees and what they have to offer!

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