When: 2-4pm Saturday 18 February
Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
The US Deal is No Solution – Bring Them Here
No Muslim Ban, No Wall, No Camps
Adam Bandt – Greens MP
Corine Grant – Comedian, Media & Arts Enterainment Aliiance
Adbul – Hadi Matar – Sudanese Community Leader from Darfur
Miream Salameh – Syrian refugee and artist
Donald Trump’s ban on people from selected Muslim countries entering the US has sparked worldwide disgust, and protests across the US. Trump has also put a four month freeze on refugees, and an indefinite freeze on refugees from Syria. We need to oppose this racism here in Australia.
The Turnbull government has refused to condemn Trump’s actions, instead Turnbull claims Trump is “emulating” his own border protection policies. Trumps proposed prioritising of Christian mnorities in the refugee intake in order to discriminate against Muslim refugees is directly copied from Australia’s Coalition government. Former Immigration Minister Scott Morrison boasted that the US is “catching up” with Australia.
Australia’s refugee policies and prisons need to be dismantled not emulated. Refugees have been left to rot for well over three years now in Australia’s offshore detention camps. Nothing about the ‘US refugee deal’ is certain; President Trump is only going to ‘consider the dumb deal’. There are serious doubts that it will go ahead at all. No one knows what “extreme vetting” means to the thousands of people on Manus and Nauru already there for over three years.
There is no timeline, the deal is at least 400 places short, and no-one has yet been offered resettlement.
Those on Manus and Nauru should not wait one day longer for freedom. Australia sent them there, it can bring them back. We demand the Turnbull government #BringThemHere.
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