Deportation for paralysed Tongan woman justified – lawyer

    Kuo pehē ‘e ha solisitoa ka ko e loea ‘imikuleisini Nu’u Sila ko Alastair McClymont ko hano fakangofua ‘o Vaeatangitau ke nofo fonua ‘i Nu’u Sila ni te ne uesia ‘a e kakai ‘oku nau kole visa ke folau mai ‘o faito’o pea nau foki pe ki honau fonua’. ‘E hoko ‘eni ke toe fakakaukau ai ‘a e ‘Imikuleisini ‘a Nu’u Sila ‘i ha founga ke toe faingata’a ai hano tali ha taha ke folau mai he visa’ ni he ko ee kuo’ ne faka’atā ‘e ia ‘a Vaeatangitau ke iku nofofonua ia heni pea ‘e hoko ia ko ha matapā ki ha toe ni’ihi kehe. Ne folau fakafaito’o mai ‘a Vaeatangitau hili ha’ane lavea ‘i ha netipolo ‘i Tonga. Na’e ‘ikai ola lelei ‘a hono faito’o ‘i Nu’u Sila ni’ he ne iku mamatea ai hono konga ki lalo’. Ne ne kole ai ke nofo ai pe ‘i Nu’u Sila’ ni ka ne ‘ikai tali ‘eni ‘e he ‘imikuleisini’ mo e tulaipiunolo’ neongo ne tohi ‘ene loea’ ‘o taukapo’i ‘e tu’u fakatu’utāmaki ‘ene mo’ui’ ka fakafoki ki Tonga.

    By RNZ. This story is republished with permission. An immigration lawyer believes that letting a Tongan woman stay in New Zealand, because she became paralysed during an operation here, could have disastrous long-term effects. Taipaleti Vaeatangitau was injured playing netball in Tonga. Her injury worsened, so her doctor referred her to a neurosurgeon in Auckland….


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