Australian authorities rejected thousands of refugees from entering their country. The Obama administration is working on allowing them into ours.
According to Townhall.com, the Obama administration is preparing to accept these previously rejected immigrants from such places as, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to name just a few.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday afternoon.
“This situation is concerning for many reasons…your departments negotiated an international agreement regarding refugees without consulting or notifying Congress. Such information was not disclosed to Congress during the annual refugee consultation that occurred on September 13, 2016, even though your staff confirmed that the agreement had, at the time, been negotiated ‘for months.
The individuals who will be resettled are coming from countries of national security concern. In fact, two of the countries are officially designated by the State Department to be State Sponsors of Terrorism.”
“Finally, it begs the question why Australia and other countries refuse to admit these individuals, what other countries are doing to help alleviate the situation, what kind of precedent this sets for future refugees interdicted at sea by Australian forces and prevented from entering Australia, and how a similar situation will be prevented in the future.”
A deal to resettle refugees held in detention camps in the Pacific is in doubt now that Trump is the president-elect https://t.co/iJXdaZ5BeW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 18, 2016
Back in August, Obama completed his goal of allowing 10,000 Syrian refugees into our country.
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