Broke and desperate: Govt accused of hypocrisy over jobless immigrants

Kuo fakaanga’i ‘e ha kulupu taukave ‘i Nu’u Sila ‘a e pule’anga ‘o Jacinda Ardern o pehē ‘oku mālualoi he’ene fakaanga’i ‘a ‘Aositelēlia pehē ‘oku ‘ikai ke ne foaki ha vahe penefiti ma’a e kau Nu’u Sila ta’ema’ungāue ai’ hili ko ia ‘oku fai pe ‘e Nu’u Sila e me’a tatau ki he kakai muli ‘i hono fonua’. Kuo lāunga foki ha kakai muli heni kuo tāpuni ‘enau ngāue kae hala pea ‘oku te’eki ke nau ma’u ha penefiti ‘e taha mei he pule’anga’. Ni’ihi nau loto ke fakatau atu ‘enau nga’oto’ota’ ka nau foki ā ki honau fonua’ ka kuo hoko e loka-fakamavahe’i’ ia ke nau fihia ai. Kapau ‘oku pehē kau muli ma’u visa ngāue’ fēfē ai ‘alā e kau ‘ova’. Ko e kau Tonga ‘oku lolotonga ‘ova ‘i Nu’u Sila ni’ oku ‘i he toko 2000 tupu.

By Gill Bonnett, RNZ Immigration Reporter. This article is publsihed with permission under Kaniva News partnerships with Radio New Zealand. Immigrants say they are facing life on the breadline after losing their jobs and being unable to claim benefits or return home. An advocacy group says it is hypocritical of the government to criticise Australia for…


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