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United States to continue easing Malta’s immigration burden

The US will continue resettling irregular immigrants who arrive in Malta within its nation. 

Staff Reporter
27 September 2014, 4:11pm
Opposition leader Simon Busuttil with US Department of State officials
Opposition leader Simon Busuttil with US Department of State officials
The United States will continue resettling irregular immigrants who arrive in Malta within their nation. The news follows a meeting between Opposition leader Simon Busuttil and American Department of State officials.

“Every year, the US accepts around 70,000 refugees from around the world and for the past five years it has also started taking in 500 refugees a year from Malta.”

“With its gesture, the United States is acting as an example to other countries,” Busuttil said. “As Opposition, we hope that it’s a gesture that will encourage European countries to help lift the weight of immigration off Malta through a system that observes the dignity and rights of all the concerned people and countries.”

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