Australia is expected to pass a law soon that bans illegal asylum-seekers for life, the Newsy website reports today (October 31, 2016).
The country already has a firm policy that bars migrants who illegally come by boat from settling in Australia.
But this new law would keep them from ever entering again -- even if they were a tourist, were conducting business, or were married to an Australian citizen.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: "You need the clearest of clear messages. This is a battle of will between the Australian people, represented by government, and these criminal gangs of people smugglers."