How to tell if you’ve been wrongly deported
Posted On July 9, 2021
Immigration lawyer Hana Kato says it is a mistake to think that immigration laws have been abolished when it is not.
Key points:The Government has proposed changes to how people are deported, including that people will no longer be deported if they commit a serious offence or if they have a criminal conviction in AustraliaThe changes have been welcomed by the Immigration Law CentreBut Immigration lawyer Ms Kato warns that some people might not have realised that they had been deported.
“It can be a big mistake to just say you’ve left Australia.”
I would not say that there are any laws on the books that say you have to be deported and you can just go home,” she said.”
We’re not talking about people who have been sentenced for murder, or crimes such as armed robbery, or rape.
“What we’re talking about is people who are in the country unlawfully and that can lead to them being deported.
It’s very simple.
People who are not in the Australian community and who have committed crimes in the past, can be deported.”
Ms Kato said people who were convicted of a serious crime in Australia should be deported regardless of whether they were in the nation illegally.
“They are still deportable, regardless of the offence they’ve committed,” she explained.
The Government says changes to immigration laws are needed to deal with a backlog of more than 60,000 people who need to be processed.”
So it is really a very important point to keep in mind.”
The Government says changes to immigration laws are needed to deal with a backlog of more than 60,000 people who need to be processed.
The Government is proposing changes to the way people are processed, including changes to deportations.
The changes are part of a range of reforms that are part-of the Government’s comprehensive reform package, which includes measures to streamline the processing of asylum seekers, improve the management of asylum claims, and improve the efficiency of immigration detention.