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Island Nations: Immigration Camps and Boat Arrivals

island nations: We will work with the agencies to make sure we can repatriate these people back to their country of origin, once we understand the facts of the matter, Dutton told reporters, according to Vancouver Courier. Vietnamese asylum seekers have been accepted by Australia as legitimate refugees in the past. Australia has virtually stopped such boat arrivals by using the navy to turn them back and sending asylum seekers who arrive by ship to immigration camps on the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.article continues below Trending StoriesCTV Vancouver reveals its 'major refresh' as former anchor prepares to give her side of the story Help desperately wanted Squamish businesses held back by lack of staff A morning paddle with orcas highlights transient whales' return to Howe Sound Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. But a group of people recently arrived in northeast Australia on a fishing boat from Vietnam, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said. But Vietnamese have also been intercepted at sea by Australian authorities, had their refugee claims rejected at sea and been sent back to their homeland. Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said 15 asylum seekers had been detained and authorities were searching for others from the Vietnamese boat, which was reported on Sunday.A previous government announced on July 19, 2013, that any asylum seeker who arrived by boat would not be allowed to settle in Australia. Dutton blamed a failure of surveillance for the boat reaching Cape Kimberley in the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns in Queensland state. ( As reported in the news.