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Asylum seekers face deportation

They are currently kept at a separate facility at the Bomana jail.

The men from Bangladesh; Jashim Jashim, Hossain Mhamman Mobarak and Rahman Siddiqur today appeared before the court however, their urgent application could not proceed further to hearing because an interpreter was needed. 

Justice Jim Wala Tamata issued directions for lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office to assist the three with their cases and provide legal aid to the applicants.

He said the application is urgent and needs to be dealt with quickly.

Move to deport disabled Fijian man put on hold

Sagar Narayan, 20, was told he had until Friday to leave the country after his residency application was turned down because of the cost of looking after him.

His father Lalit K Narayan said there were no remaining relatives in Fiji and he feared his son wouldn't survive on his own.

He told RNZ News earlier this week he was putting his faith in the new government.

His local MP, Labour's Carmel Sepuloni, wrote to the previous immigration minister asking them to reconsider.

Bid to stop deportation fails

A three-man Supreme Court bench on Monday refused an application filed by 161 men who were processed in Manus and found to be non-genuine refugees.

The 161 applicants are a group from a total of 205 men who were processed and given the status as non-refugees.

These men asked the court to restrain the PNG Government, the National Executive Council and Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato, from deporting them to their home countries pending the court’s determination of the substantive application.

Non-genuine refugees seek to stop deportation

Their lawyer Ben Lomai filed the application on Monday, February 27 seeking that order.

The matter came for mention today before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia who adjourned it to March 8 because the state was short served the application.

The court also made an indication that the application will go before a three-man Supreme Court bench.

Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

In a statement, the foreign ministry said the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos illustrated "the new reality".

The mother-of-two was detained on Wednesday when she went for a routine check-in with immigration officials.

President Donald Trump has promised to crack down on illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Garcia de Rayos, 36, had pleaded guilty in 2009 to using forged documents to get a job and was issued with a deportation order in 2013.

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Central landowners against illegal land deal

Manumanu, Magabaira and Pinu landowners gathered at Konedobu, Port Moresby, yesterday to show their support for the illegality of the deal on their land.

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/central-landowners-against-illegal-land-deal-51983

 

Non-genuine refugees served Deportation notice

The deportation of about 60 Asylum seekers will be underway in Manus after Immigration officers served papers on those with Double negative status this morning.

While there is frustration building amongst those served at the Manus Processing centre, Human Rights Lawyer Ben Lomai has begun the process of getting a stay order in PNG’s high court against the deportation exercise.

US deports steady stream of Marshall Islanders

Government data indicates that over the past 15 years, there's a rate of sixteen deportations of Marshall Islanders per year.

While there's been a slight decline in the deportation rate this year, overall the numbers have increased dramatically from 2011. It coincides with ongoing heavy Marshallese out-migration to the US, with an average of over 1,000 islanders leaving to the US annually since the late 1990s.