Thursday, February 2, 2017
Trump says he will reevaluate 'dumb deal' to resettle refugees from Australia
At The Hill by Max Greenwood
President Trump will reevaluate a deal to resettle 1,250 refugees being detained in offshore Australian facilities in the U.S., he tweeted late Wednesday, calling the Obama-era agreement a "dumb deal."
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that the administration would honor the deal but would subject the refugees to "extreme vetting," despite its recent 120-day suspension of the refugee program.
"Part of the deal is that they have to be vetted in the same manner that we're doing now. There will be extreme vetting applied to all of them," Spicer said.