& # 39; Much can be learned! & # 39; Donald Trump praises Australia's immigration policy, sharing old government posters with the statement that & # 39; our borders are closed & # 39;
- The Australian government launched a campaign against illegal immigration in 2014
- Mr. Trump has tweeted and praised some posters from the campaign
- One poster shows a boat on a rugged, open ocean with the warning: & # 39; NO WAY & # 39;
US President Donald Trump has pointed to an old Australian government campaign to deter illegal immigrants as an example for his own border surveillance agenda.
Mr Trump, who is on his way to the G20 leaders in the Japanese city of Osaka on Wednesday, posted a tweet for his 61.4 million followers with photos of the 2014 posters.
& # 39; These flyers depict Australian policy on illegal immigration & # 39 ;, Trump wrote. & # 39; Much can be learned! & # 39;
US President Donald Trump uses an old Australian government poster campaign to discourage illegal immigrants from supporting his own controversial agenda for border protection
The President's strong stance against illegal immigrants who crossed from Mexico to the US has become an important issue for the 2020 presidential election
One of the Australian posters is a photo of a boat on a rugged, open ocean with the warning: & NO WAY. YOU DON'T MAKE AUSTRALIA HOME & # 39 ;.
Another says: & # 39; The borders of Australia are closed for illegal immigration & # 39 ;.
The President's strong stance against illegal immigrants who had crossed from Mexico to the US was a major problem in his 2016 election campaign and was expected to be the focus of his upcoming 2020 re-election.
The posters were made as part of the Australian Government's Operation Sovereign Borders campaign after Tony Abbott took power in 2013.
The current Prime Minister Scott Morrison was the immigration minister at the time.
The aim was to target human smuggling and illegal immigrants who arrived by sea from West, South and Southeast Asia.
The posters were regularly published in the target countries in 18 languages; English, Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Kurdish, Somali, Nepalese, Hindi, Tamil, Sinhala, Bengali, Burmese, Rohingya, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
One of the Australian posters is a photo of a boat on a rugged, open ocean with the warning: & NO WAY. YOU DO NOT MAKE AUSTRALIA HOME & # 39;
The goal was to reach people smuggling and illegal immigrants arriving by sea from West, South and Southeast Asia
Another says: & # 39; Australia's borders are closed to illegal immigration & # 39;
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