Lives on Hold

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    Jan 17, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    I've seen how people share and discuss news events on Realjock, mostly North American news since the vast majority of Realjock members are based in North America. This is a piece of news from Australia that affects me personally and gets very little coverage locally. I often wonder how the international community may perceive it and react to it.

    Please note in advance that the article is relatively long, but nothing unmanageable by all you erudite people icon_smile.gif

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    Jan 17, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    I think this topic is relevant to North America as well as Australia, and unfortunately it also receives little coverage here.

    I think if more citizens were aware that the immigration process is this hostile, there would be more sympathy for immigrants, both legal and illegal. Sometimes I think we might be better off if everyone had to be accepted as a citizen...I know some people who'd never pass the citizenship test, and I wouldn't be sad to see them go.
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:53 AM GMT
    I think a lot of the problem is due to immigration depts being run by bureaucrats, everywhere they exist in every country its the same thing with them. They seem to be taught not to THINK, just act only on what the book says, if some situation doesn't fit into their little book of rules they are at a loss to know how to deal with it, because commone sense judgement/thinking is not permitted. Its disgusting !!
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    Jan 17, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies, guys. I had a feeling that the US process may be just as bad. It's always seem rather ambiguous to me. The difference is the US processes a lot more immigrants than Australia, so the hold-up is at least somewhat understandable. Anyway, not much the little guys like me can do.