Australia to limit refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and Iran

Refugee Resettlement Watch

The new limit will apply to privately sponsored refugees.

It isn’t the limitation that got me interested, it is their private sponsor program that began in 2013.  Private groups can pay in a big chunk of cash to care for a refugee or a refugee family for a year.  Every one of those privately sponsored means one less refugee the government will sponsor.  Very interesting!

Somalis arrive aussie By 2013 tens of thousands of illegal aliens seeking asylum had arrived by boat in Australia. People traffickers in Africa were directing them to a wide open border. At that point the clamp down began which saw thousands housed in offshore detention facilities.

Here is the news from The Guardianyesterday, story titled:

South Sudan, Somalia and Iran excluded from one of Australia’s refugee programs

Humanitarian migrants from eight countries will be prioritised under one of Australia’s refugee resettlement programs, with other nationalities told their…

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