Allowing Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers to RISE

The treatment of Australia’s ‘Boat people’ is currently a hot topic in the national media. Should Australia be taking refugees? Can we handle more refugees? Will we be overrun by an ‘Asian invasion’? What do we do with people who arrive without visas? The solution to this trumped-up paranoia is detention. About 50,000 people overstay… Read More Allowing Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers to RISE

“JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES”: York panel discuss the Canadian response to Tamil asylum seekers

October 2010 “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES” was just one of many sensational and dramatic headlines to grace Canadian newspapers in the past year regarding Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Last October, 76 asylum seekers that had arrived on Canada’s western shore were detained for three months on suspicion of terrorism before finally being released, and… Read More “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES”: York panel discuss the Canadian response to Tamil asylum seekers