Freeze on parent immigration category leaves elderly fearing deportation

A 97-year-old woman is among those who fear they will be deported to countries ravaged by coronavirus.

Others are in their 70s and 80s and say they face a life of fear and isolation if they have to return to their homelands. They’re among thousands of people affected by the Government freeze on Immigration New Zealand’s parent category.

The policy allowed immigrants whose adult children already had residence or citizenship, to join them – but it was suspended in 2016. Continue reading

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