He sat with us on the bus and he was very nice. Friendly. Talked with us for over an hour. He listened to my children chatter away, and told me he missed his many siblings, and how wonderful it is to travel with kids. He planned to do it one day.
He was a backpacker like me .
But an illegal immigrant none-the-less.
He’d been in Australia a long time since his tourist visa expired. He was British. And he looked a bit like this:
This guy was earning at least $250 a day cash. He picked fruit and sold it under-the-counter and at the back door of shops and restaurants. This guy was not some abused underpaid, non-English speaking person being taken advantage of like these people. No, he was a clever, English speaking bloke, with enough charm to knowingly rort the system.
“$250 a day! That’s a lot of money’ he said proudly to my 10 year old, Tintin.
He paid no tax to the Australian government.
‘I’m just going to stay on’ he said. ‘No one cares, everyone does it, and you never get caught.”
He’s an illegal immigrant.
Meanwhile the Australian government has locked up over 1000 children in prison indefinitely because they had the courage to flee for their lives. They are NOT illegal immigrants. And they look exactly like this:
Does anyone else think our government is barking up the wrong tree?
These people have escaped from countries when you get shot for speaking up in public. Well, here in Australia we have freedom of speech.
Wanna see me use it?
PRIME MINISTER ABBOTT AND IMMIGRATION MINISTER MORRISON
WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WRONG!
AND IT’S INCREDIBLY DAMAGING TO CHILDREN
YOU GOTTA GET THOSE KIDS OUT OF THERE!
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