Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

On Saturday the US Vice President Mike Pence stated that the US would “honor” their refugee deal with Australia.  The deal was made in the final days of the Obama administration.  It seems strange because President Trump described this deal as dumb.  The arrangement says that the US will take at least 1,250 refugees who are currently being held in an offshore detention center.  Many of the refugees are Iranian.  Then Australia would receive refugees from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  Pence was quoted saying, “President Trump has made it clear that we’ll honor the agreement, but it doesn’t mean we admire the agreement.” 

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