Members of the environmental group Greenpeace hold up a sign that reads "#LET THEM STAY" in front of the Harbour Bridge in Sydney on February 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS
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An Australian hospital has refused to return an asylum-seeker baby to detention in Nauru, as momentum built across the country Sunday against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees.Under the government's tough immigration policy, asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are sent to detention camps in the Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.They are blocked from being resettled in Australia even if found to be refugees.Following the High Court's ruling earlier this month in favor of the government's policies, Asha and 36 other babies born in Australia are among the asylum-seekers facing removal.Australian church leaders in early February vowed to defy the federal government, offering sanctuary to the asylum-seekers.
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