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Obamas Classified Australian Immigration Deal

Some American citizens were aware that President Obama and his administrations had brokered an immigration deal with Australia.

WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT THE DEAL WAS CLASSIFIED

The deal, which was announced in Novemberless than a week after Trump won the US election on Nov 8, 2016

Charles E. Grassley, “Grassley Renews Call for Declassification of Covert Australia Refugee Deal”, Chuck Grassley website, February 2, 2017.

June 10, 2017  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has repeatedly and unsuccessfully called for the secret refugee deal with Australia to be declassified.53

June 10, 2017  Elements remain classified, although the State Department is considering an application from the Senate Judiciary Committee to declassify the documents in the public interest.

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Another Chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

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The Covert became Classified both to American and Australian Citizens.

How would American and Australian Citizens have reacted to the CLASSIFIED document if it had been DECLASSIFIED before the U.S. Election?

Maybe we’re missing something, what was the Obama administration  getting  out of that classified deal ?— beyond Australia’s acceptance of the 50 “refugees” from Costa Rica — that is being kept secret from us?

See Nayla Rush, “Expanded Central American ‘Refugee’ Program: Bring the Whole Family!” , Center for Immigration Studies blog, August 28, 2016.

See Nayla Rush, “Autralia’s Unwanted Asylum Seekers (Mostly Iranians) to Be Resettled in the US”, Center for Immigration Studies, February 2017.

Zoe Daniel and Stephanie March, “US refugee deal: Architect of deal says arrangement loosely based on Australia ‘doing more'”, ABC News, March 21, 2017.

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Under President Trump’s Immigration Deals. (sworn in Jan 20, 2017)

President Trump signed three executive orders the week of January 23, 2017

On January 25 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Trump signed executive orders on border security and interior enforcement. On January 27, he signed an executive order at the Pentagon on refugees and visa holders from designated nations.

Why would President Trump be upset, eight days after he was sworn into office?

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THE REST OF  THE STORY BY PEARL HARVEY

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U.S.-Australia Refugee Resettlement Deal Is Underway | Center for …

https://cis.org/USAustralia-Refugee-Resettlement-Deal-Underway

Jun 10, 2017 – Soon after taking office, (JAN 28, 2017)  President Trump promised to study the “dumb deal“: “Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!” he tweeted……

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APRIL 2016 Who Are Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers?

Most (1,147) are men.

According to recent Australian detention statistics, there are 1,241 people in detention on Nauru and Manus Island (PNG): 380 on Nauru and 861 on Manus Island. Most (1,147) are men.25 Of the 380 in Nauru, 286 are men, 49 are women, and 45 are children. All 861 detained on Manus Island are men.

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APRIL 2016  Australia’s 1,241 Unwanted Asylum Seekers

Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified (Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations) after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016.

Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island

United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming

Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.”

Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.

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Riots, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault Allegations

Following an inspection of the Manus and Nauru detention camps, United Nations experts concluded that the level of mental illness on both islands was alarming.36 During UNHCR’s April 2016 visit to Manus Island, medical experts found that 88 percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed “were suffering from a depressive or anxiety disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. … Furthermore, a number of very severe psychiatric disorders were identified, including gross psychopathology consistent with psychosis as well as psychotic dissociation.” Experts concluded that “[t]he prevalence and severity of mental disorders presented by the asylum-seeker and refugee population on Manus Island is extreme.” Eighty-three percent of asylum seekers and refugees surveyed on Nauru “suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or depression.”

Riots, fights with security guards and local residents, incidents of self-harm, and suicide attempts (including swallowing poison and self-immolation) were on the rise.

The latest violent incident took place on Manus Island detention center in April. Dutton, the immigration minister, said the incident was the result of allegations of sexual assault against a five-year-old local boy who was led into the center.37 Manus Island locals got angry and violence broke out between them, camp security guards, and the detainees. Shots were fired inside the camp, but no one was hurt. Detainees refuted these allegations, claiming the fight was the result of a football field dispute. They said that the boy was led inside the camp a few days before the incident because he was asking for food.38

Friction between asylum seekers and locals intensified after detention at the Manus camp was deemed unconstitutional by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016. Detainees (now called “residents”) were since allowed outside the camp.

David Yapu, Manus Province commander, spoke to Fairfax Media:

We have been warning the refugees to respect the laws of the locals, of Papua New Guinea. … You are free to walk around, but please make sure that you respect the locals. If you come in conflict with the law, police will not hesitate to deal with you. I want the message to be delivered to them. The bulk of them are okay but there are a few [troublemakers]. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.39

In January, an asylum seeker was charged with raping a young local woman on Manus Island. This incident raises, according to the victim’s aunt, a serious problem as to how detainees are relating to local people on the island: “They don’t know our cultures and they don’t respect the women here, they do anything they want. … They are roaming here, looking for women and getting these small girls [young women] to have sex is not something the people of Manus would like to see.”40

Another asylum seeker was arrested and charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. As reported in January 2017: “Police on the island said at least seven men had been arrested in recent weeks for offences such as public drunkenness and possession of drugs.”41

Incidents like these have led to increased tension between the asylum seekers and the local people. Asylum seekers have been attacked outside the center and two Iranian men were beaten by police. But police and local representatives accuse the asylum seekers of “committing crimes and aggressively pursuing local women.”42

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January 28, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump  seated at his desk speaks by phone with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S.

Turnbull, early in the call, pivots from introductory pleasantries to highlighting similarities in U.S. and Australian policies with regard to “national security and border protection.” Turnbull name-drops Jared Kushner, who he says he’d recently spoken to, and notes, “It is very interesting to know how you prioritize the minorities in your Executive Order.”

AUSTRALIA’S  SMART  LINE ON IMMIGRATION

January 28, 2017, Turnbull,  comments that 90 percent of the 12,000 Syrian refugees Australia has agreed to take in are Christian.

it is a tragic fact of life that when the situation in the Middle East settles down the people that are going to be most unlikely to have a continuing home are those Christian minorities… It is not a sectarian thing. It is recognition of the practical political realities.”

Data  obtained through Australia’s freedom of information law shows that 78 percent of the approximately 18,563 refugees from Syria and Iraq granted entry from July 1, 2015, to Jan. 6, 2017  of this year identified themselves as Christian.

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JULY 2014 AUSTRALIA’S  HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION

Under Australia’s strict border policy, they are prevented from receiving asylum even if found to be refugees.

The hardline policy adopted by Australia has resulted in there being no asylum seekers delivered to Australia by a boat smuggling operation since July 2014.

Under the new legislation, even the thousands of asylum seekers who have returned home to the Middle East, Africa and Asia would be banned from ever traveling to Australia, even on a legitimate tourist or business visa, or as an Australian’s spouse.

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MAR 23, 2017

Australia rejects 500 Syrian and Iraqi refugees for security reasons – DW

www.dw.com/en/australia-rejects-500-syrian-and…security-reasons/a-38082131

Mar 23, 2017Australia has turned down more than 500 refugees from Syria and Iraq on security grounds, a minister says.

The minister said the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, in which an assailant with suspected links to Islamist terrorism killed three people and wounded dozens more using a car and a knife before being shot dead,

justified the Australian government’s decision to be very selective about who it let into the country.

“The tragic events in London and elsewhere demonstrate the government’s approach was prudent,

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE’D EXCLUDED ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS

AND PEOPLE THAT WE DO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT TO OUR COUNTRY

AND WE NEVER WILL.

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Nov, 13, 2016  Under President Obama and his administrations brokered immigration deal with Australia……

Refugees being held at controversial detention facilities (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will be resettled in the United States, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday.

The group is the first of 1,250 refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA )

That are ULTIMATELY expected to resettle in the United States, as part of an agreement with the Australian government, brokered by President Obama and his administrations.

The refugees (REFUSED ENTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS BY AUSTRALIA)  will soon arrive in the US are originally from Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and Myanmar, Australia’s Refugee Action Coalition said in a statement.

They will be resettled across the US, in states including Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and New York.

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Jan 22, 2018 Update Australian refugees President Obama and his administrations “CLASSIFIED” brokered immigration deal with Australia……

Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

Fifty-eight men leave ‘hell that the Australian government made for us’ months after first group of 54 refugees sent to US