At least 60,000 migrants are living in Australia illegally those who came to Australia on student and tourist visa, according to The Daily Telegraph report. The report on the Daily Telegraph further suggests that this has been going on since long and the illegal immigrants are also waiting for their children to turn 10 years old so as to get Australian citizenship.
While the officials have stated that they haven’t been able to get tabs on the black market migrants, among the number, reported, there are almost 18,750 migrants who have lived in Australia now for more than 15 years. While a quarter of them are being estimated to be from Malaysia or China, there are 5170 Americans and also 3680 British.
Among these 60,000 illegal immigrants, most are those who are either students or tourists who have extended their stay beyond as allowed by their visa. To curb this problem, the Department of Home Affairs is now working on firm rules and tougher screening processes before giving places on rent. The authorities have suggested to people involved in retail renting areas, Landlords, Real Estate Agents, Day Care operators to do a thorough background check on the applicant before renting a house and taking admissions of children in daycare.For other services, such as banking and getting a license, the rules are now going to be stringent than before. Similar is going to be the situation with Work licenses in areas like working on a building or construction site. Since these illegal migrants are more willing to take risks at the workplace, they are reportedly making more money. To solve this rising problem, the authorities have suggested imposing more fine on those who employ illegal migrants.
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