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‘Extremely hurtful’: Migrant Community in WA who still can’t reunite with their families

Introduction

Despite the WA government’s announcement that some Western Australians will travel to the state starting. Also, on February 5th, the migrant community remains unable to reunite with their overseas kin.

Western Australia has announced a slew of reforms to its border regulations. Also, including selecting persons to enter the state on compassionate grounds starting February 5th.

However, other members of the migrant community are “devastated” and claim the migrant community has been ignored.

“Watching all these folks reconcile with their families in other states is heartbreaking. Also, because we’re not treated the same.” Raquel Schwarcz-Young, a British-born journalist, told SBS News, “It’s incredibly cruel.”

Ms. Schwarcz-Young, her wife Darcie, and their 14-month-old son Ethan live in Perth. Ms. Schwarcz-Young and her wife have been unable to invite their families from the United Kingdom and the United States to Perth for the past two Christmases.

“My 14-month-old son has never met his grandparents.” Are they going to be allowed to see my son before he turns two? “I’m not sure,” Ms. Schwarcz-Young admitted.

The WA border was supposed to open on February 5th, and Ms. Schwarcz-family Young’s counted down the days until they could finally bring their families to Perth.

However, in light of the Omicron variation, Premier Mark McGowan. Also, he made a stunning U-turn on his commitment on January 20th, declaring. “Omicron is a whole different ball game. We can’t just close our eyes and hope for the best.”

Migrant community
Migrant community

Since then, the state of Washington has announced border measures that will enable some persons to enter the state on compassionate grounds and subject to strict criteria.

The WA border was supposed to open on February 5th, and Ms. Schwarcz-family Young’s counted down the days until they could finally bring their families to Perth. However, in light of the Omicron variation, Premier Mark McGowan. Also, he made a stunning U-turn on his commitment on January 20th, declaring. “Omicron is a whole different ball game. We can’t just close our eyes and hope for the best.”

According to Ms Raqual Schwarz

While some people have been given a chance to travel around the state, Ms. Raquel Schwarcz-Young believes that the overseas-based parents of migrant populations have been overlooked.

“I appreciate the government’s efforts, but simply canceling the admission date. Also, without a plan in place to allow families to reconnect is insufficient.”

“It’s sad that nothing had been done and that [Australian] nationals having family in other countries had not been considered,” she added.

Stacey Brimson, a Perth resident, told SBS News that the hard border expansion has put her family back in “total limbo.”

In February, her parents from the United Kingdom were scheduled to visit her one-year-old child for the first time.

“I’ve never been so homesick or felt so bereft, especially my mother. Also, at not being able to hold or spend time with my daughter. That the emotional load is completely overwhelming, “she stated

“Parents are on the exemption list one minute, then aren’t, then are again, but only for a specific cause. It only makes things worse because you can’t formulate a plan.”

While some people have been given a chance to travel around the state, Ms. Raquel Schwarcz-Young believes that the overseas-based parents of migrant populations have been overlooked.

“I appreciate the government’s efforts, but simply canceling the admission date. Also, without a plan in place to allow families to reconnect is insufficient.”

“It’s sad that nothing had been done and that [Australian] nationals having family in other countries had not been considered,” she added.

Stacey Brimson, a Perth resident, told SBS News that the hard border expansion has put her family back in “total limbo.”

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