Nauru claims refugees are trying to return

Nauru claims refugees are trying to return, by AAP.

Dozens of refugees who left Nauru to resettle in the United States want to come back to the Pacific island nation, Nauru’s President claims.

President Baron Waqa says 40 of the 300 people sent to the US have contacted the government asking to return because life there isn’t “easy”.

But life in Nauru is cheap, warm and relaxed, Mr Waqa told The Australian in a report published on Friday.

“The US — it’s a difficult place to live, a lot of competition for work and jobs,” he said.

“They call America the land of the free and all that but (there are) a lot of catches and they soon find out that it’s not that easy.”

Have we been misled somewhere?