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US 45,000 refugee cap includes Aust intake

The Trump Administration’s new 45,000 cap on refugees will include people resettled in the US under a deal struck with Australia

This week more than 50 refugees who had been in limbo for years Manus Island and Nauru departed for a new life in the US.

Up to 1250 refugees are expected to be resettled in the US.

The US resettlement agreement was the subject of a heated phone call between Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in January in which the new US president characterised the deal as dumb.

Plau 2bMr Trump has since reluctantly agreed to honour the agreement, which Mr Turnbull struck with the Obama Administration.

Overnight, the White House released a document outlining the new cap for the…

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