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Refugee Advocate: Shelter People and State Department

refugee advocate: Dutton spoke on Sydney Radio 2GB after Sydney's The Daily Telegraph newspaper published a photograph taken on Tuesday of some of the first 25 refugees from a male-only camp on the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea about to board a flight to the United States, according to Metro News. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it expected 54 refugees from Nauru and Papua New Guinea to arrive in the United States in the coming days. A refugee advocate said the accusation by Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton was an attempt to justify Australia's refusal to shelter people seeking asylum. Radio broadcaster Ray Hadley said the newspaper photo looked like a fashion show on a catwalk somewhere in Paris or New York, with some refugees wearing designer sunglasses. Somebody once said to me that the world's biggest collection of Armani jeans and handbags was up on Nauru waiting for people to collect it when they depart, Dutton said. Dutton told 2GB the photo demonstrated There are a lot of people that haven't come out of war-ravaged areas, they're economic refugees, they've got on a boat, paid a people smuggler a lot of money. ( As reported in the news.