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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Grassley: Declassify Obama's Australia Refugee Deal

Sen. Chuck Grassley on Twitter Sunday said he wanted an answer from the White House on why a deal the U.S. made with Australia to accept as many as 1,000 refugees hasn't been declassified, the Hill reports.

Grassley earlier this month sent a letter to new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking for a response.

"As I said before, the American people have a right to be fully aware of the actions of their government regarding foreign nationals who may be admitted to the United States," the Republican senator wrote in the letter.

The Obama administration agreed in November to accept the refugees Australia has been holding in detention centers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, most of whom are from Iraq and Iran, as a way to help its ally.



Anonymous said...

Australia is light years ahead of the USA in regards to dealing will illegals entering the country. The immigration service has nearly 100% authority in removing illegals. If they are found to be illegal they are flown out of the county on the NEXT available plane-often the same day.
Their court system basically stays out of the immigration issue because they have granted the immigration authority almost full power to kick out the illegals.

Anonymous said...

2:21 that's what we need to do, round them and kick them out the same day.

Anonymous said...

If these refugees are supposed to be so wonderful,why isn't Australia taking any of them?

Anonymous said...

We don't want them.