The “dumb” Australia refugee deal may be on the rocks yet again

Back in May I had resigned myself to the idea that we were really going through with the Australian refugee trade deal. (The one which the President correctly identified as being “dumb” initially.) We had begun our “extreme vetting” of the refugees on the two Australian islands and were expecting the slow trickle of new arrivals to begin showing up in the lower 48 at some point this year. But now, with little or no warning, the vetting teams have packed up their bags and left, leaving the Australians to wonder if the deal was really going to go through after all. (Reuters)
U.S. officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention center left the facility abruptly, three detainees told Reuters on Saturday, throwing further doubt over a plan to resettle many of the detainees in America.
U.S. officials halted screening interviews and departed the Pacific island of Nauru on Friday,

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