And, because of Trump’s ‘travel ban’ they will mostly be single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Rohingya from Burma and Bangladesh (countries NOT banned).
It has been almost a year since Donald Trump said that Obama’s deal was “dumb,” but we are going through with it anyway. (See my dumb deal archive here.)
And, remember readers, that once these mostly Muslim young men arrive in your towns (unbeknownst to you), they won’t be detainees as they are on offshore Australian islands, but will be free and walking your streets.
As legal refugees they will get housing, food stamps, medical care and job counseling (Will they be good meatpacker workers? I doubt it!).
We learned two days ago that many have mental health issues due to long incarcerations in all-male facilities. (Costly mental health treatment!)
Here is The Guardian with the latest:
Nearly 200 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year.
But the newly-reinstated travel ban imposed by US president Donald Trump is excluding certain nationalities, including Iranians and Somalis, from resettlement.
The Trump travel ban, reinstated by the US supreme court earlier this month, suspends the entry into the US of nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.
The Guardian understands about 130 people from Nauru have been accepted to move to the US, and close to 60 from PNG.
The group will be the second cohort resettled under the US deal brokered in 2016, after 54 refugees went to the US in September.
The majority of refugees accepted for resettlement in the current group are from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and stateless Rohingyans from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
On Manus, Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat said those accepted for resettlement had been told they will leave for the United States on 12 January.
Department sources say there is increasing confidence the US will accept close to the 1,250 refugees it has previously publicly suggested could be settled, and that that figure could be reached by the end of its current annual intake, which resets in October.
More here to make you sick!
This is worse than a dumb deal, it is stunningly stupid and dangerous! And, all to get a political monkey off Australian Prime Minister Turnbull’s back!
I’m sure you’ve done it before, but continue writing to the White House (getting a different form) and tell your elected officials in Washington what you think.
Congress could move to stop this process, but they won’t. (They know that these ‘New Americans’ will not be placed near their homes!)
At minimum, however, Congress could require notification to your local police of the impending arrival of these ‘refugees’ Australia doesn’t want on its mainland.