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More on the “dumb deal” to relieve Australia of unwanted migrants

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 14, 2017

This time it’s at the New York Times.  But, I am out of time to parse this latest news in any depth.

There are two things (among many things) I want you to take note of in this account.


Elaine Pearson, Human Rights Watch Australia: These men have acute mental health problems and need to be moved (to America?) ASAP.  Photo:

First, there is now a debate raging about whether Australia’s detained (failed) asylum seekers from countries now banned by the Trump Administration will be grandfathered in because the deal was first made by Obama in 2016 (and agreed to by President Trump!).

The star of this account is a Rohingya Muslim (most detainees are single Muslim men who tried to break into Australia by boat).

The Rohingya of Burma/Bangladesh are not on the banned list, so expect to see more of them entering the US (as other Muslims from places like Somalia, Iraq and Syria are kept to a minimum).

But, I just couldn’t believe this admission:

Did she really mean to say this?

“If the U.S. isn’t going to accept people from certain countries, they should make that crystal clear now so Australia can make alternative arrangements,” said Elaine Pearson, the Australia director for Human Rights Watch. “There’s no time to waste — these refugees have acute mental health problems made worse by years of uncertainty and insecurity on Manus and Nauru.”

Deal gets dumber every time we hear about it. 

Is your town ready for your New Americans: Muslim men who have mental health problems from years in detention with only other men who will be free to roam your neighborhoods!

More here.

And, for new readers, if you have never heard about the unprecedented “dumb deal” for the US to take ‘refugees’ that Australia doesn’t want, go here.

This post is also filed in my extensive Rohingya Reports category, here.

7 Responses to “More on the “dumb deal” to relieve Australia of unwanted migrants”

  1. The solution is simple. We just tell Australia that our former president had acute mental health problems when it came to making immigration decisions, and therefore we are not responsible for any deals he may have made while suffering from this terrible illness.


  2. Dee Winter said


    My personal opinion on the “dumb deal” that Obama made with Australia is just that. Obama made the deal purposefully knowing what was going to happen. Everything he did to disrupt the status quo in our country was very deliberate.

    So, with saying that, I think that like everything else our POTUS is doing where Obama is concerned, our POTUS should bow out of the deal. It obviously is not a healthy deal and very detrimental to the safety of our American citizens. So what if Australia should be unhappy. They were the ones to accept them in the first place. Let them (Australia) return these men to their homelands.

    And why would we want any more men?? Where are the women and children?? Why, of course, they are still in these men’s homelands. We don’t need men that would not care anymore for their families, than to leave them to their fate in the homelands.

    I have sent two or three notes to the President regarding these supposedly refugees in Australia. Obama’s word meant nothing and I pray that our POTUS will see that this deal was a dirty deal from the get go.


    Dee Winter

    Hewitt, Texas


  3. petzlx said

    Don’t understand why America like Australia don’t welcome Moslem invaders?
    “Our media” have removed the original story now only in UK edition?

    Melbourne’s answer to these and more comming Christmas attacks (good ring tone)

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  4. Cynthia Neufeld said

    Why won’t Canada take them?

    On Dec 14, 2017 10:14 AM, “Refugee Resettlement Watch” wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “This time it’s at the New York Times. But, I am out > of time to parse this latest news in any depth. There are two things (among > many things) I want you to take note of in this account. First, there is > now a debate raging about whether Australia’s det” >


  5. FatherJon said

    More of the same! Elaine Pearson has achieved some local prominence among the leftist lobbies who are striving to allow the illegals from Manus and Nauru into Australia firstly, then to America if that’s not probable. She’s had seats on various media panels stacked with ‘regressive’ leftists arguing the same boring dirge, now it’s all about the illegals’ mental state. They have more tricks in their toolbox than Harry Houdini.

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  6. Trump should not allow this.

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