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Obama Admin Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Deal Bringing in 2,500 Refugees from Terrorism Hotspots
Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.
In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred onto U.S. soil.
When staffers probed the number of individuals being considered for resettlement, they were told it was “classified,” even though refugee admissions are traditionally public. Officials, however, did confirm countries of origin to be Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and Sudan, as well as some deemed “stateless.”
Iran, Sudan and Syria are the three countries on the U.S. current State Sponsors of Terrorism list. But Barnett said the “stateless” category is most worrisome.
originally posted by: Tman2135
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
A long-shot effort I would say. Although it does set things rolling for 2020. If Trump's first four years in office are moderately successful but riddled with terrorist attacks on US soil it would make great ammunition for whichever Dem steps up to challenge him.
originally posted by: havok
What in the flying F*** is this S***?
Sorry mods but this is literally the most ludicrous garbage I've read in a long time. Australia won't take them but WE will? AND NO ONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE?
HEY TRUMP. VET THESE PEOPLE.
How is this even remotely acceptable?
Friggin' frags of friggin GAHD DMMMIT.
Ya know, this is but another example for this 'itch on the roof of my mouth that would go away if only Obama would stop tonguing it', this surreal idea I keep getting it as if ObamaBillaryCo. primary objective in life was to torpedo the DNC into oblivion.
I did. Thanks, Introvert. Keep supporting your side.
Notice I said TRUMP vet these people. Not the current administration or their lackeys.
I don't trust a word coming from the current admins mouth. Especially since he raised the quota from 85000 to 110000.
He is trashing the place like an evicted drug user.