For the 217th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

The two immigration bills (“visa ban bill”, formally the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 and Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016) currently before Federal parliament are frightening. They give the Immigration Minister even more power to make decisions without government accountability and beyond the review of the courts. He will be able to act for political, personal or corrupt reasons. I am concerned for the suffering that may further be inflicted on immigrants and asylum seekers. I am also afraid that people who wish to use these corruptible flaws in Australia's immigration system for their own purposes will have increased opportunity to do so.