Setback for refugees
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON: US officials interviewing refugees held in an Australian-run offshore detention centre left the facility abruptly, three detainees said on Saturday, throwing further doubt on a plan to resettle many of the detainees in America.
US officials halted screening interviews and left the Pacific island of Nauru on Friday, two weeks short of their scheduled timetable and a day after Washington said the US had reached its annual refugee intake cap.
“US (officials) were scheduled to be on Nauru until July 26 but left on Friday,” one refugee said, requesting anonymity. Reuters –