However, that was not to be.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- U.S. security officers have begun fingerprinting refugees held on Pacific islands in the final stage of assessing who will find new lives in the United States, asylum seekers said Monday.
Department of Homeland Security officers are taking biometric details from refugees on Nauru, including fingerprints, heights and weights, according to a document circulated among asylum seekers and provided to AP by Mehdi, a refugee on the island nation who for security reasons did not want his family name published.
U.S. officials began scheduling appointments with asylum seeker families on Nauru from Monday, Mehdi said.
[US Officials Begin Fingerprinting Refugee Families On Nauru, by Rod McGuirk, AP, March 20, 2017]
However, there is time to stop this bad deal:
If refugees pass the initial fingerprint security screening, they will have face-to-face interviews with Homeland Security officers in Nauru or Papua New Guinea, the document said.
Refugees had been given no indication of how long the security vetting process would take, Mehdi said.
Contact the White House and let President Trump know his first instincts were correct. (202) 456-1111 Or tweet him:
Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Apparently "extreme vetting" has been promised, but unlikely it includes the only real method of extreme vetting, a polygraph examination.