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Trump’s dumb deal: MORE Australian detainees will be arriving in the US after the first of the year

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 27, 2017

Ten single Afghan men have gotten their approval to come to the US along with other mostly Muslim migrants who have been in Australian off-shore detention, some for nearly four years.  As many as 90 could join the 50 detainees from Australia (the ‘refugees’ Australia doesn’t want!) who have already arrived in the US.

Remember readers these are predominantly men who attempted to illegally enter Australia by boat a few years ago.

The Obama Administration, just before leaving office, cut what President Trump labelled a “dumb deal” whereby we would take up to 1,250 of them to be placed in Anytown, USA (and pay for it all!) and in exchange Australia would take some small number of Central Americans who aren’t even in the US.

Trump and Turnbill

Malcolm Turnbull has been sweating it lately, but it looks like Trump is coming through to save his political neck. 

President Trump is honoring the deal and so I feel free to now call it Trump’s dumb deal!

From Australia’s The New Daily (hat tip: Jon):

Dozens of refugees on Australia’s offshore processing centre on Nauru are learning if they will be moving to the United States to start a new life, The New Daily can reveal.

US authorities were expected to hand out more than 70 final decisions on the resettlement deal from Monday. The exact number of men, women and children due to learn their fate was unclear, but Ian Rintoul from Refugee Action Coalition said it could be as much as 90.

An Iranian family was rejected on Monday, along with some single applicants, Iranian detainee Saman told The New Daily on Monday afternoon.

At least 10 single men from Afghanistan were approved.

Those accepted through the deal have been told they will relocate to the US next year. They will be required to undergo further medical assessments.

Earlier, Mr Rintoul said further refugees had also received notifications to have their first interview with US authorities, while others were having follow-up appointments to progress through the deal.


In September, 54 refugees living on Nauru and Manus Island were the first to be resettled in the US. There are hopes up to 1250 refugees will be accepted under the deal.

Earlier this month, a spokesperson from PRM said further refugees were expected to be resettled “in coming months”.

BTW, another dumb thing Trump has done has been to place no one in charge of PRM (Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration) so the long-time bureaucrats are running the show there.

It’s too bad we can’t know which ‘lucky’ towns and cities will welcome the Australian rejects—one more example of the secrecy that surrounds refugee resettlement in America!

See my Australia deal archive by clicking here.

13 Responses to “Trump’s dumb deal: MORE Australian detainees will be arriving in the US after the first of the year”

  1. Cynthia Neufeld said

    I just wrote The White House again I don’t want Australia’s refugees that they don’t want

    On 27 Nov. 2017 9:58 am, “Refugee Resettlement Watch” wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “Ten single Afghan men have gotten their approval to > come to the US along with other mostly Muslim migrants who have been in > Australian off-shore detention, some for nearly four years. As many as 90 > could join the 50 detainees from Australia (the ‘refugee” >


  2. Is Trump going to accept this australian terrorist also..


  3. With a bit of luck they will not last here and end up in Canada-crossing fingers

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ann Corcoran said

      In fact a specialist for CIS on the subject has suggested that once they gain their legal status here, they will head right back to Australia where they wanted to be in the first place.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      Oh, and I should add, we will have paid for their expenses until they are able to get to whereever they will go. Can you really imagine these Afghan single men who tried to broke in to Australia on a boat happily settling down to a meatpacking job in the American heartland?


  4. I agree Ann, it is totally dumb and unconscionable to import people who fit the “terrorist profile” no matter the reason, and that includes “diplomacy”.


  5. Absolute crap Trump deal! Pentagon hiding afghanistan pedophiles report and now Trump bringing in hundreds of mooslim perverts! Impeach Trump over this or send them all to Trump Tower.


  6. This is very high price to pay in an attempt to assist Malcolm Turnbull, if that is in fact the rationale for this. I don’t see any “Art of the Deal” here.

    I see this as a very dumb move with long term potential negatives.


  7. Trump is NOT smart and NOT a “quick learner”
    No, they have been traumatized enough. They will be much more comfortable being cared for in familiar, HOME, surroundings. You go THERE and save them.
    Have you noticed the Sociopathic lack of human empathy, sympathy, or concern for the victims of these invaders. Not only are there no MSM “human interest” stories about the Invader’s Victim’s traumas, their stories are actually DENIED by MSM, Politicians, and the very Priests that are supposed to comfort and care for “Their Flocks”. Scumbag “priests” betraying their own People, there will be a special place in Hell for them. What sort of aberrations and mutant “Shepherds” WANT to pour vipers and wolves into the midst of their flocks?
    These monsters “GET OFF” on little girls and boys being gang raped and murdered.

    (1) Charity and “good works” are done with YOUR money and time. Taking MY money and giving it to someone else is THEFT. We bring puppies into our house, poisonous vipers and skunks are banned. Do not make the REFUJIHADIS walk all the way here ,,,, You go to the REFUJIHADIS’ homeland on Your dime after all, they will feel more comfortable at home.

    (2) Remember, Democrats are the people who didn’t care when 70,000 factories closed across America, but then rioted in the streets when we denied entry to foreigners from a few terrorist-laden countries.
    (3) You are all concerned about them but you do not give a FIG about how your own neighbors feel. Who made you god, to just invite anybody & everybody into Our house, without asking the OTHER RESIDENTS if it is okay? Go see a psychiatrist.
    (4) They can get a card as an illegal to ensure they get welfare but it’s racist for people to have to get an ID to vote legally.


  8. it is a dumb deal all right. VERY DUMB


    • dannz said

      It was a dumb Obama deal. Check your facts.


      • Ann Corcoran said

        Yes, but it was made when Obama was leaving office so it is NOW Trump’s dumb deal because he could have walked away from it. This is an extremely unusual arrangement. Even many in O’s Admin were shocked that O agreed (to State Dept. Anne Richard’s plan) and then many experts since have questioned the wisdom of setting such an unorthodox precedent. Let me be clear! I supported Trump from day one, but I’m going to call him out when he does things I profoundly disagree with! Like this!


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