Asylum seekers

The Asylum process. Click this link to population page. For humanity’s sake we must not repeat the situation where people remain in this land without any means of support, forbidden to work, without benefits available but not effectively removed.

It doesn’t seem healthy for society to have lots of people in the country of whom we have no details. I see that it is a civil liberties issue but society also needs to have knowledge of its citizens and residents. I think this does mean making border controls and documentation robust enough to achieve this knowledge of who is in the country. It will never work absolutely but it probably needs to be made more robust so we can be compassionate without loss of control of our space. If we need such control for no other reason we need to make sure that people with potentially violent psychiatric illness and potential public health threats need proper treatment and management.