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Asylum Seekers: Australian Shores and Atoll Nation

asylum seekers: Australia has a policy of not allowing any refugees who try to arrive by boat to settle in the country, according to CBC. It pays neighboring Papua New Guinea and the tiny atoll nation of Nauru to hold around 2,000 asylum seekers from Africa, the Middle East and Asia who have attempted to reach Australian shores since 2013. More than a year after President Donald Trump reluctantly agreed to honor an Obama administration deal by resettling hundreds of refugees rejected by Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters that around 200 had so far found new homes in the United States. Asylum seekers ordered to leave detention centre in Papua New Guinea as it's sealed off UN implores Australia to resume feeding 'starving' refugees at remote camp At a meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Sydney on Friday, Turnbull again rejected a longstanding New Zealand offer to accept 150 refugees. We'll take that process through to its completion and then we can consider other options. We are focused on completing the much larger arrangements with the U.S., Turnbull said. ( As reported in the news.