Many asylum seekers set to be released from detention, offered bridging visas

SBS News understands that six asylum seekers are expected to be released from immigration detention and offered bridging visas to live in the community.

Five people at Melbourne’s Park Hotel have been told they will receive bridging visas on Wednesday afternoon. Of these five men, three are Iranian, one is Sri Lankan and the other is Sudanese.

A man from the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation confirmed to SBS News that he has also been offered a bridging visa and is expected to be released on Wednesday afternoon.

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