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Asylum-Seeker Children: Nauru and Immigration Camp

asylum-seeker children: Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the last four asylum-seeker children on Nauru would soon be resettled with their families in the United States under a deal struck in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration, according to CTV. Every asylum seeker child has now been removed from Nauru or has had their claim processed and has a clear path off the island, Morrison said in a statement. The psychiatric and physical suffering of children has been the major criticism of the government's policy since 2013 to send asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australia by boat to an immigration camp on Nauru or men-only facilities on Papua New Guinea. The United States agreed in 2016 to accept up to 1,250 refugees. Law firm Maurice Blackburn said it would continue its legal fight until all asylum seekers were removed from the island camps. More than 1,000 others remain on the islands and face uncertain futures. ( As reported in the news.