A possie in Aussie

May 4, 2009

‘Illegal immigrant procedures’ soften reporters’ brains

I am sorry, Wayne Flower and Ben Packham of News Ltd – you have been the dupes (willing or otherwise) of a very dumb – and anti-immigrant ‘news’ beatup:  Illegal immigrant procedures to be softened

They warn us that:

“ILLEGAL immigrants no longer will be locked up and deported when caught by authorities because of a major softening of immigration procedures.

Visa overstayers, instead, will be invited in for coffee with immigration officers and even will receive temporary bridging visas.”

How did they flush out such a story?

Does ‘they will be invited in for coffee’ give you a clue?

Sounds very much like those viral emails that circulate purporting to be ‘news’ that are based on lies and half-truths, designed to inflame anti-migrant, anti-asylum seeker, anti-you-name-it feelings.

Have a look at Web of lies against Rudd and Muslims and Immigration facts and furphies

The facts:

There has been no change in policy.

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