June 16, 2017
The Trump administration is nearing a decision on whether to accept more than 1,000 refugees detained on an island in the South-Pacific.
Former President Obama signed the deal to accept the refugees just before leaving office, which is a move criticized by President Trump.
The refugees are located on Manus Island in a facility maintained by the Australian government.
Australia’s controversial refugee policy requires all asylum-seekers who arrive by boat be sent to offshore detention centers.
Homeland Security officials have reportedly conducted extreme vetting interviews with detainees.
The Trump administration is expected to announce its decision later this summer.