Human dignity for people seeking asylum

With nearly everyone I speak to, this is a troubling issue. I believe Kooyong citizens want an immigration process that respects people’s human rights whilst ensuring we're able to strongly manage our borders and support our population. This means strong borders and human dignity for people seeking asylum. There must be a screening process to ensure we do not accept people who present a credible threat to our security. Offshore detention has been an extremely expensive process that has destroyed people’s lives. People who seek asylum in Australia deserve protection while their refugee status is being determined, within a reasonable time limit. They should have basic rights to live in the community with opportunities to work, study and receive medical attention. However, should someone break a serious law once they are here in Australia, they should not be entitled to citizenship and could find themselves deported.

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