by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).
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(Blog No. 190).
This article reveals two clear failures of Australian immigration policies. A policy is called a failure if its stated aim has not been achieved or it creates undesirable consequences.
Two past failures of immigration policies of Australia.
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1. Political refugees from Vietnam.
After the end of Vietnam war (1975), many South Vietnamese arrived to Australia on boats. They all claimed to be politically persecuted by the new communist government there. The new Vietnamese Communist government claimed that those people only tried to escape poverty.
At present, most of those arrivals in 1975 up to 1980 regularly come back to Vietnam and have successfully befriended the Vietnamese Communist Party members to help the latter and their families migrate to Australia ! Actually some had made regular trips back to Vietnam within one year of being accepted as political refugees !
Those same arrivals also set up a number of cultural entities like Pagodas, some “Association of V in Oz”. The latter are now being gradually taken over by their new immigrant relatives and friends from Vietnam and being sent under the control of a network of “Patriotic Vietnamese in Australia” with strong ties to Vietnamese Government.
So the initial acceptance of “political refugees” from South Vietnam has now resulted in Australia having many “Vietnamese Associations” with strong ties to the Vietnamese Government. It is not known if any of these “Vietnamese Associations” and recent immigrants from Vietnam have to register with Australian Government as Foreign Agents ?
2. An explanation of the transformation of Vietnamese in Australia.
The South Vietnam society in 1975 was not politically homogeneous. The French educated and French influenced Vietnamese liked true democracy and they were anti-communist but their numbers is less than 30% of the total population in South Vietnam. The other 70% are not so choosy with the political system they have to live under.
The people who came to Australia in boats later found out that USA had traded South Vietnam for the alliance with China (in Nixon’s and Kissinger’s trip to Peking) and so they were not anymore passionate about politics. Their connection through relatives, their readiness to overlook political misdeeds and chain migration rules made them bring their politically non-choosy relatives here.
Most of the recent immigrants to Australia from Vietnam are only opportunity seekers and they are also seeking favors from the Vietnamese government. The Vietnamese Communist government takes advantage of this situation and grants them some privileges (like 1- Dual Citizenship or 2- the Status of Expatriate Vietnamese) to acquire their allegiance. Many of them DO have allegiance to Vietnamese government despite being Australian citizens (Yes, currently Australia allows its cituzens to have another citizenship with Vietnam.).
The later generations of Vietnamese migrants now coagulate into the industries of medical services to Vietnamese, which are open to overservice abuse, industries of migration services for Vietnamese, low doc loans for Vietnamese, oversea remittance for Vietnamese which are non-transparent, or the industries of restaurants, Asian groceries which do not adhere strictly to income tax rules.
The Vietnamese community now lives as many “Vietnam towns” in Australia.
3. Political refugees from China.
After the Tiananmen Square protests, then Prime Minister Bob Hawke of Australia allowed all Chinese students in Australia to remain. This opens the high influx (which initially affected 16,200 students and eventually granted permanent visas to 42,000) of Chinese into Australia. [2,2b]
However it is very hard to find in Australia any relative of the Tiananmem protesters while it is very easy to find some relatives of some well-to-do officials who took advantage of that offer by Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
Currently Australian Government worries about Chinese influence on Australian politics and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) worries about Chinese Hua Wei becoming a supplier of 5G communication network for Australia.
4. Had the acceptance of Chinese students been a failure.
Prime Minister Bob Hawke did not know that only wealthy Chinese family could send their children to Australia to study and the protesters at Tiananmen Square are not from those wealthy families!
It is hard to find any relative of Tiananmen Square protesters in Australia then and now!
The Chinese community now lives as many “China towns” in Australia.
5. Has Australian Government learnt something ?
We have to admit that there are all kinds of cultures. Good cultures make their nations prosper, bad cultures impoverish their nations. 
There are a number of undeniably true quotes that any government contemplating multicuturalism must know:
1. Every country has the government it deserves (Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite) by Joseph de Maistre. (Correspondance diplomatique, tome 2. Paris : Michel Lévy frères libraires éditeurs, 1860, p.196.) 
2. A culture can rise no higher than the moral position of its women. This quote is attributed to the late Mary McLeod Bethune.
The problem is that multiculturalism and mass immigration brings people from unsuccessful countries (the failures of these people were mostly caused by their own bad cultures and they deserve to have their bad governments) into successful countries (whose successes were mostly propelled by their good cultures). The upsetting feature of mass immigration is that the bad cultures from poor countries are not required to be left behind by the immigrants but are allowed to be imported into the successful countries under the name of “diversity”.
Worse than that, mass immigrants may talk among themselves that the host country owes them something and has a duty to accept them and provide for them!
Again, we have to learn from Joseph de Maistre:
3. False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing (Joseph de Maistre) .
The transplantation of a foreign population into a host territory will not make that population lives like a part of the host country. Rather it will result in the formation of duplicate copies of the old countries inside host nation.
a- It is hoped that USA, UK and other countries can learn something from these experiences from Australia.
b- Failure to sort out actual political refugees as well as continuing verification of such claims plus chain migration rules seems to be the reason for the transformation of a community of Vietnamese political refugees into a community with strong ties to Vietnamese government.
c- An outright ban on Dual Citizenships and Foreign Allegiance or at least limiting Dual Citizenships to Only Five Eyes Powers (US, UK, Canada, Australia, NZ) may ameliorate the problem.
d- It may now be an urgent necessity for Australia to ask European Countries and India to let their people emigrate to Australia to balance out China’s influence. This proposal looks radical and outrageous to some but it may be the ONLY survival chance for Australia.
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