Queue jumpers

Weekend Herald - - Viewpoints -

Our me­dia and so­cial me­dia are push­ing our Gov­ern­ment to by­pass the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment and take in Manus Is­land “refugees”.

We see these young men on TV re­fus­ing to move to an al­ter­na­tive refugee cen­tre where they will be pro­vided with food and ac­com­mo­da­tion.

These “refugees” had the where­withal to pay peo­ple-smug­glers to jump the queue, in­di­cat­ing that by and large they are eco­nomic refugees.

There are many thou­sands of gen­uine refugees such as the Ro­hingya peo­ple of Myan­mar who face decades in camps. There are many more de­serv­ing refugees our coun­try should ac­cept.

Rachel Lewis, Taka­puna.

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