The Obama administration in the past agreed to a deal where they drop off three Rwandans who were accused of slaughtering Americans to Australia in exchange for refugees from Australia.
In 1999, the three men were accused of an attack against tourists who came to Uganda to watch gorillas. Under terrorism laws, they were extradited to the United States and charged, but in 2006 a judged ruled their confessions had been coerced by Rwandan officials. The case was dropped and it wasn’t until the Obama administration came along that they were sent to Australia.
The agreement made during the Obama-era was that the U.S. would take up to 1,250 migrants that Australia was holding, and in exchange, the U.S. would send a smaller amount of refugees fleeing Central America.
President Trump raged about it in 2017, “Here I am calling for a ban where I am not letting anybody in and we take 2,000 people. Really it looks like 2,000 people that Australia does not want and I do not blame you by the way, but the United States has become like a dumping ground.”
When told that these were great refugees Trump stated, “Well, maybe you should let them out of prison. This is a stupid deal. This deal will make me look terrible.”