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Offshore processing statistics

US resettlement

As at 28 August 2019, 619 people had now left for the US, 330 of them from Nauru, 279 from PNG and 10 from Australia. Another 258 had been approved but were awaiting departure, with 85 from Nauru, 35 from PNG and 138 from Australia..

Who has been resettled to the US?

The graphs below are based on the more detailed breakdown in Senate estimates as of 22 October 2018. They show the nationalities, family status and gender of those who have resettled to the US. The largest numbers of those resettled have been stateless, or from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most of those resettled so far have been single adults. However, the figures include 18 people who had come to Nauru as unaccompanied minors, and had since turned 18. Another graph shows the departures by date, showing waves of departures of around 20 people from both locations.

Who has been rejected?

As at 28 February 2019, it was reported that 265 people had been rejected by the US.

In the more detailed breakdown in Senate estimates on 22 October 2018, when 188 people had been rejected by the US, it was reported that most of these were on Nauru (151 people). Most of these were adults (78 of them single adult males), and almost half of these were from Iran (91 people). These graphs show the numbers, nationalities and family composition of this group of people, and the date of the rejections. Most of the rejections (107) were made on 15 May 2018.

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