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doc ‘Chasing Asylum’ has background on Trump’s “dumb deal”

If you’re wondering what Trump is talking about here…

(Screengrab here in case it gets deleted.)

…check out my writeup of the documentary Chasing Asylum, which screened at London Film Festival last year: it depicts the horrendous conditions that Australia has subjected refugees (not “illegal immigrants”) to, from which Obama had agreed to rescue some. As the film depicts, Australia’s treatment of these refugees constitutes an international crime… so, actually, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump is against rectifying it. (Alas, the film is not available on DVD or VOD yet, at least not in North America or Europe.)

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