Aussies Rush to Dob-in Foreign Visa Cheats

Bruce McDougall, The Daily Telegraph, August 6, 2012

Up to 325 illegal immigrants suspected of overstaying their visas are being reported each week via a special “dob-in-line” set up to weed out unlawful non-citizens.

As the federal government prepares to crack down on the estimated 100,000 illegal workers residing in Australia, it can be revealed that almost 17,000 calls have been made to the immigration dob-in [tell-on] line over the past year by concerned Australians.

Anyone from labourers working illegally on job sites to possible terrorists are being reported by the community.

The government is urging people to use the dob-in line to report anyone they suspect of breaching migration laws. People smuggling, fake marriages and businesses hiring people to work illegally are also on the list of activities authorities are asking Australians to call them about.

Over the last year 15,477 unlawful non-citizens were “located” in the community by immigration officers but it is not known how many of these ultimately were expelled from Australia.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen yesterday applauded the success of the dob-in line. Information provided was a “valuable tool in maintaining the integrity of our migration program”.

“I encourage anyone with information about illegal workers, visa overstayers or visa fraud to call the immigration dob-in line on 1800 009 623,” Mr Bowen said.

“The Immigration Department collects and records all information provided.

“Officers will then investigate the allegations by checking records, conducting surveillance and carrying out site visits to locate individuals involved in illegal practices.”

The government has prepared draft legislation providing civil penalties of up to $50,000 and fines of up to $10,000 for the employment or referral of illegal workers.

Mr Bowen said the Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Bill 2012 would be an essential part of the plan to stamp out illegal work practices used by employers and labour suppliers to gain a competitive advantage.

“Illegal workers undermine the integrity of Australia’s migration program, reduce work opportunities for Australians and expose vulnerable workers to exploitation.”

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  • It’s a start …. Australia is in a lot better shape financially than the US. Mostly because it will extract it’s natural resources. Lot’s of Americans are going to get a rude wake up call when the EBT stops working.

    One group that really need to wake up is white senior citizens, their benefits are being stolen to support people who don’t want to work.

    •  are their benefits being stolen, or did they give them away?  30-50 years ago, when they were in charge, they chose to start the Negro Equality Project, and also the election of a new american people through the immigration and nationality act and then lots of amnesty and ignoring aliens.

      they have made their bed and now they must lie in it.

      • Stan_Mute


        “Greatest generation” indeed. They destroyed the nation and we applaud them for it?

        I don’t think so.

  • The__Bobster

    When I try to “dob-in” our squat monster invaders, I get put on hold and then ICE hangs up on me.

    • Try calling from Los Angeles..  they laugh at you, THEN they hang up.

    • That’s because ICE is staffed by many anchor babies, sympathetic to the plight of their invading la raza.

  • potato78

    The only one reason is that Fed are printing money and China borrow the money and buy ores from aussie.  Now aussie has a load of money. 

  • It ain’t success till you load ’em on the plane and it leaves.

    • Sherman_McCoy
      •  if the plane crashes, you can’t load up the next plane load

        • The good news is Australia is an island, so boats work just fine. In fact, they should deport invaders via long  ship voyages, so any inclination they have of coming back is strongly suppressed. Being miserably seasick  for weeks on end does wonders for the psyche.

  • Rob Mink

    With great examples coming out of Israel, Greece, and Australia recently, hopefully more Americans will begin waking up and realizing that immigration can and should be curtailed and that the brown tide washing over our shores is not inevitable as those in the MSM would have us believe.

  • newscomments70

    We simply have to create our own ICE and Border Patrol that WE administer, not some third world marxists that want to destroy us. i.e.

    • Exactly…I have no doubt that many now employeed with ICE are on the side of illegal invading Mexicans.