First refugees held by Australia in Pacific camps head to U.S.


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Although I don't agree with Mr. Trump on many things, this is one I agree with him on. Send these people back to where they come from, never mind sending them to the U.S.A..

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CANBERRA, AustraliaThe first 52 refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the United States under a contentious agreement with Australia have left Pacific island camps

If Australia doesn't want them, why should the U.S. take them?

Former President Barack Obama's administration agreed to accept up to 1,250 of Australia's refugees — mostly from Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka — in a deal some saw as repayment for Australia agreeing to accept Honduran and Salvadoran refugees under a U.S.-led resettlement program from a camp in Costa Rica.

Who sees this as repayment? Was there a deal or not?

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These so called governments are literally being paid by U.A.E to take people. Look it up for yourself. The connections are all there.

My basic belief is everyone deserves the right to live in peace without death or opression... what I don’t agree with or believe in though is putting outsiders first...

If you are going to bring in refugees then please treat your own people equal. Don’t leave single moms and dads on the street with children while these refugees get paid tickets to U.S and set up with education and businesses.

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