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Exclusive: Australia-U.S. refugee swap
again in doubt as officials exit Nauru

Reuters, by Colin Packham and Yeganeh Torbati

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/15/2017 9:04:54 PM

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON - U.S. officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention center left the facility abruptly, three detainees told Reuters on Saturday, throwing further doubt over a plan to resettle many of the detainees in America. U.S. officials halted screening interviews and departed the Pacific island of Nauru on Friday, two weeks short of their scheduled timetable and a day after Washington said the United States had reached its annual refugee intake cap. "U.S. (officials) were scheduled to be on Nauru until July 26 but they left on Friday," one refugee told Reuters, requesting anonymity as he did not want to


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jmkotow, 7/15/2017 9:09:38 PM     (No. 11320375)

We don´t want them

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MFM, 7/15/2017 9:10:33 PM     (No. 11320376)

Thank you Mr. President..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/15/2017 9:15:04 PM     (No. 11320377)

The quota for refugees until October 1 has been met. As article states, it is unlikely any of these would qualify for the exemptions:

Given the risky boat journey the refugees in Manus and Nauru undertook to reach Australia, it is unlikely many of them have strong family ties to the United States, experts said. The majority of the detainees interviewed on both Manus and Nauru by U.S. officials in April are from Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Another IED left behind deliberately by Obama. Trump saidit was a “dumb deal”. Supposedly Australian relations with US would be strained. I would not think so. They need us too much.

They’ve been offered $25K each to return to their home countries - no success with that. We have heard many are diseased and heaven knows what else.

Here is an article from 2016 on Australia’s use of Nauru as a dumping ground for refugees it has absolutely refused to take:


I would support President Trump’s saying “absolutely no!"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 7/15/2017 9:29:38 PM     (No. 11320383)

Leave them there and give them a few million of our m.....s just for fun.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/15/2017 9:32:08 PM     (No. 11320385)

Another article - from Australian radio. The photo shows persons who appear to be clean, decently dressed and well-nourished.

“US hits refugee intake cap as Manus Island, Nauru refugees assessed"


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Reply 6 - Posted by: greggojo, 7/15/2017 9:54:18 PM     (No. 11320394)

Throughout the Obama years, articles would appear announcing policies and actions that were so clearly against American interests and the reporters would be promoting whatever it was, and adopting an attitude as if it were good news that should be accepted if not celebrated, (and which always left me scratching my head, wondering what in the H were Obama and these leftists in the media thinking? Certainly not about this country or its people.)

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