Everyone has the right to a safe, healthy, happy life. On the 26th of June, 2014, Department of Immigration employees were waiting at the residence of two 16 year old Vietnamese asylum seekers who had been studying at Woodville High School. When the boys arrived home from school they were taken, without being told what was happening to them, and were sent to Inverbrackie Detention Centre in the Adelaide Hills. Soon afterwards, they were then flown out to Darwin, where they are now being detained at Wickham Point.
A wave of fear spread through the multicultural community, and by week's end 11 students had fled from their homes in fear of being taken by the Department of Immigration. A teacher from Woodville High School has already started a petition to bring our boys home, so we suggest all who sign this petiton also sign that one to let Scott Morrison know just how diverse the support for this cause is. (http://chn.ge/1qtmCoe)
This petition is to spread awareness about what is happening to people who have come to seek refuge in Australia. We want our boys brought back home and we want the guaranteed safety and fair treatment of unaccompanied minors seeking our help. The government cannot act in such an inhumane way. No justice, no peace - these injustices are not committed in our name.
Sign our petition and show your support by following us on twitter at @two_too_many, using the hashtag #twotoomany and joining our group on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/bringbackthewoodvillekids
First they came for the asylum seekers, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an asylum seeker.
Then they came for the immigrants, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an immigrant.
Then they came for those who spoke out, and I did not speak out—
Because I was afraid.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Kyle Rigney started this petition with a single signature, and now has 14,125 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.