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Here’s one I didn’t see coming. One of the several calls which President Trump took from various foreign leaders this weekend was with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. By all accounts it went pretty well but there was one subject on the docket which clearly couldn’t be avoided under the current circumstances. There was a deal in place, left over from the Obama administration, under which the United States would be taking in a large number of refugees currently being held in camps on some islands off the Australian mainland. These are immigrants who Turnbull didn’t want settled in his own nation. I wrote about this story back in November and at the time expressed skepticism over it (to put it mildly). Most of the refugees in question are being held in two of the camps located on Naru and Manus Islands. Those facilities currently hold a combined total of more than 1,300 of them, the majority of whom are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Sri Lanka.
So what happened on the phone call? According to ABC News, Trump signaled that he might be sticking to the terms of the deal.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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