_Tex_ wrote:duke- what i meant was that to make it easier in any way, particulalry if it is making it easier for illegal immigrants to claim legal status would result in a massive flood of illegal immigration. All those people have to be dealt with by someone, fed, sheltered, clothed, processed etc. then once they get into society it is the same thing.
Perhaps they should do what they do with Refugees in Oz, with providing temp housing, english classes and help them get jobs and otherwise help them fit in.
Of course Australia does not have much in the way of illegal immigration, seeing as Australia is an island and you would have to be desperate to cross indonesian waters in a boat, with the Pirates and general weather conditions.