After exhausting their other legal options, the only way the Tamil asylum seeker family can be issued with permanent visas is through the intervention of the Immigration Minister or Home Affairs Minister.
“This has been an exercise that… Australia can’t be proud of [to see] a family – including two young girls who were born here in Australia – taken in the middle of the night and having four years in detention.”
“But I see no impediment to that occurring.”
They have never been granted refugee status in Australia.
“Australians have shown that we care. Australians have shown that we can unite… we can ignore the narrative of fear and division, and we can come together as one.”