This satiric video from Australia says about itself:
America First, Australia Second/ Australia Welcomes Trump In His Own Words (Official)
6 February 2017
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Tuesday 28th February 2017
AUSTRALIAN senators heard yesterday that Washington has yet to send security officers to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for resettlement.
But he said they would be subject to “extreme vetting” before being granted asylum in the US.
Immigration and Border Protection Department secretary Mike Pezzullo told a senate committee that US Department of Homeland Security officers were set to start vetting refugees on the islands as soon as they were authorised to do so by the White House.
Mr Pezzullo told the legal and constitutional affairs committee he was confident there would be “movement within the next few, several months.”
“The present administration’s made it clear they are currently looking at their vetting thresholds,” he said.
Mr Pezzullo replied that he was relying on advice from US Homeland Security and State Department officials.
State Department officials have already conducted preliminary interviews on the islands to ensure that candidates for resettlement were genuine refugees, he said.
Mr Trump has described the deal with Australia as “dumb” and raised doubts about whether it will proceed.
Extraordinary conflicts have erupted within Australia’s Liberal-National Coalition government, underscoring a profound political crisis that is engulfing not just the government but the entire parliamentary establishment: here.
LEAKED VIDEO OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER MAKING FUN OF TRUMP Will make things awkward at the next state dinner. [HuffPost]
Few refugees leave Australian detention camps under US “swap” deal: here.