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Immigration roadblock 'strangling' entry of urgent workers

Brent Melville
Fri, 23 Oct 2020

Immigration roadblock 'strangling' entry of urgent workers
Brent Melville
Fri, 23 Oct 2020
A prominent New Zealand immigration lawyer says the entry of critical workers into the country has now slowed to snail's pace with Immigration NZ putting up invisible and unexplained barriers to priority applications and border exemptions.This is while about a third of the country's managed isolation and quarantine places remained empty this week.Aaron Martin, the principal immigration lawyer at NZ Immigration Law, said there were numerous examples of people who in a "normal world" would be considered as essential to not only...

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