Contrasting migration policies

This is the United States, as noted at Drudge:

PAPER: Hundreds of dead border-crossers in single Texas county…
Rancher shares grotesque photos…
House passes bill…
Gutierrez in Spanish Remarks: GOP ‘Want to Punish Our Community’…
DEM: ‘Immigration Reform Not About Enforcement’…
Detention Center Has Hair Salon, Child Care, Basketball Courts, Gym, Soccer Field…
SUITES WITH FLAT-SCREEN TVS…
Immigrants’ ‘unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities’ causes problems…
REPORT: Transgender Raped…
Illegal charged in beating death of Chinese college student in LA…
UPDATE: TB, Scabies Spreading…
Feds Fly Illegals to Alaska…
TX Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form ‘Border Brotherhood’…
Ready to rumble: Activists to raid congressional town hall meetings…
Obama: ‘I’m Going To Have To Act Alone’…

Meanwhile in Australia:

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison takes hard line: 157 sent to Nauru

From which we read:

ALL the 157 people, including 50 children, who left India almost six weeks ago on a people-smuggler’s boat will arrive at the Nauru ­asylum-seeker camp today from the Curtin detention centre in Western Australia after refusing to see Indian consular officials.

The Abbott government decided to send all those from the boat late yesterday to the Pacific nation’s detention centre because they decided not to meet Indian government officials after re­ceiving advice from refugee ­advocates.

The boatload of people, mainly Tamils who had fled Sri Lanka to India, now face months on Nauru while their asylum claims are processed and the prospect of being sent back to Sri Lanka if they fail to qualify as refugees.

A self-selected program of migration is not the way this can ever work. The contrast between the US and Australia is astonishing, but you would be hard pressed to say the US has it right and Australia has it wrong.

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