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Second Group Of Manus Island Refugees Headed For U.S. Under Resettlement Deal

The second group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the United States from Australia’s offshore immigration regime has left Papua New Guinea for America, The Guardian reports. Fifty-eight refugees will fly from PNG on Tuesday – most after more than four years held on Manus Island. They will fly to the U.S. East Coast, from where they will be resettled, individually and in groups, across the country. Last year, 54 refugees from Australia’s two offshore immigration islands, PNG’s Manus Island and the independent Pacific state of Nauru, were resettled in the U.S. Another group of 130 refugees on Nauru has been accepted for resettlement and is expected to leave the island in the next…