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AustraliaDutton labels Biloela kids 'anchor babies'

06:05  12 september  2019
06:05  12 september  2019 Source:

Tamil family from Biloela to remain in Australia for 12 more days in deportation fight

Tamil family from Biloela to remain in Australia for 12 more days in deportation fight A Tamil family which fears persecution if it is forced back to Sri Lanka will remain in Australia for 12 more days after a Federal Court judge ordered the Immigration Minister to provide more evidence to support the argument the youngest child has no claim for protection.

" Anchor baby " is a term (regarded by some as a pejorative) used to refer to a child born to a non-citizen mother in a country that has birthright citizenship which will therefore help the mother and other

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Dutton labels Biloela kids 'anchor babies' © aap Concerns for 2yo Tamil refugee's health Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has referred to the children in a Tamil asylum-seeker family facing deportation as "anchor babies".

Mr Dutton said the family's long-running fight for Australian protection had cost taxpayers "literally millions of dollars".

"It's been made very clear to them at every turn that they were not going to stay in Australia and they still had children," Mr Dutton told 2GB radio on Thursday.

"We see that overseas in other countries - anchor babies, so-called - and the emotion of trying to leverage a migration outcome based on the children."

The Sri Lankan couple came separately to Australia by boat several years ago before marrying, having two children and settling in the central Queensland town of Biloela.

They are now in detention on Christmas Island as the Federal Court decides whether the youngest child is eligible for protection in Australia.

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Opposition Leader travels to Biloela to "hear from the local community about why they want Nades, Priya and their beautiful two girls to stay in Australia".

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