Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Letter to the editor in The Sydney Morning Herald 29 December 2014:
According to the Herald, there were 62,000 illegal overstayers in Australia in 2014. In 2012-2013, overstayers included 44,800 visitors and 10,720 students, with the largest numbers from China, Malaysia, the USA and Great Britain.
According to the Refugee Council the total number of "boat people" in 2001-2013 was 38,593, of whom 18,119 arrived in 2012-2013. So much for being "swamped by boat people" from Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.
Imre Bokor Armidale