(Antigua Observer) The effort to get four Syrian refugees in Antigua & Barbuda to move to the United States is still being pursued by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The two groups are in talks with the US State department, as some restrictions remain in place for Syrian refugees and the terms under which they would be allowed into the US under the controversial executive order of US President Donald Trump.

Local UNHCR representative Michael Joseph told OBSERVER media, “The three organisations are working to finalise their resettlement with the medical checks in Trinidad to go to the US. Actually, they’re in the process of being moved to Trinidad either today or next week to undergo more medical checks while they wait to find out what exactly will happen.”

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