10 Feb 2017

Manus refugees tell Trump they are not a threat

From , 4:04 pm on 10 February 2017

The Papua New Guinea government is forcibly deporting asylum seekers from Australia's detention centre on Manus Island.

The PNG government says it plans to deport about 160 men whose claims for asylum were rejected.

The police forced two Nepali men from the centre on Thursday, after five others voluntarily returned to Nepal last week.
The PNG Supreme Court has ordered the closure of the centre, where about 900 men have been detained for four years to deter others from entering Australia.

The United States had agreed to re-settle some of the men, but President Trump says that's a dumb deal.

The refugees, however, say they're not a threat to America.

This report from Ben Robinson Drawbridge.