Australia Starts Shipping Refugees To US As Part Of Obama Deal

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The first refugees held at Australia’s offshore detention centers began their journey to the U.S. Sunday as part of deal struck last November between the Australian government and then-President Barack Obama.

Obama agreed to take 1,250 refugees indefinitely held at detention centers. President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out at Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during their first phone conversation in January, calling it “the worst deal ever.”

Trump still pledged to honor the agreement, which is now being implemented by Australia.

The Refugee Action Coalition told Reuters that 22 male migrants had been transferred to Port Moresby Sunday night where they will await a Wednesday flight to the U.S. – READ MORE

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