The US Refugee Admissions Program is not dead yet as the refugee industry fears it soon will be—see my previous post.
For new readers, I’m too lazy to give you a full background report on the subject of Australia’s rejects—migrants who attempted to break into Australia were placed in detention centers on offshore locations. Their fate was, and is, Australia’s responsibility, yet Obama promised Australia we would take hundreds of them to live in your towns and cities.
Trump, much to my shock, agreed to honor the Obama deal. You can go through my “Dumb deal” archive by clicking here.
On Friday we learned that nine more are on the way bringing Trump’s welcome to over 400 so far. By the way, these are mostly young men who have spent years in detention camps.
More refugees leave Nauru for resettlement
Ten refugees held on Nauru by the Australian government for over seven years left Nauru yesterday to be resettled overseas.
Nine of them will be resettled in the US and one in Norway.
Three of the refugees are bound for resettlement in the US state of Texas, where over 12,000 people have died of covid-19.
Over 400 refugees have so far been transferred to the US under the resettlement deal that Australia’s government agreed on with the US.
Around 160 refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru still needed secure resettlement.
Hundreds more in PNG also remain in limbo as the US resettlement deal inches to a close.