Time for amnesty for overstayers in New Zealand to help check spread of Covid-19

Kuo taimi ke fakahoko ‘e Nu’u Sila ha’ane tala’ofa ‘ikai toe fakalaulau pe ‘ai makatu’unga (blanket amnesty) ma’a e kau ‘ova kotoa he fonua’ ni. ‘Oku kehe ‘aupito ‘a e tu’unga ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e kakai kotoa ‘o Nu’u Sila ni’ he ‘aho’ ni he ‘ātakai fakataputapui tu’unga ‘i he Koviti-19 ‘o mahino ‘a e fu’u faingata’a’ia fakame’atokoni, fakaenofo’anga mo e fakaefakakaukau ‘a e kakai’ kae tautonu he kau ‘ova’. 'Oku 'i iai e fatongia 'o Nu'u Sila ni faka-e-Totonu 'a e Tangata' mo fakamōlale ke mātu'aki tokanga'i 'a e kakai ko 'eni, ko e toko 2498 Tonga pea tahamano tupu si'i fakakātoa mo e ngaahi matakali kehe'. ‘Oku ‘ikai ko ha tala’ofa ‘eni fakalukufua ke fou ‘i ha ngaahi makatu’unga (full scale amnesty) hangē ko ia ne hoko he 2000 ‘o hangē ko hono ‘oange pe ‘uluaki faingamālie ki ha kakai ‘ova kuo nau ‘osi nofo ‘i Nu’u Sila’ ni ‘i ha ta’u ‘e nima pea kuo nau ‘osi mali pe nofo fakamali mo ha tangata’i pe fefine'i fonua pe ma’u pepa Nu’u Sila, ‘osi ‘i ai ha’anau fānau pea foaki ange leva ‘enau ngofua ta’u ua ke nau ngāue mo toki ‘apalai ai ki ha’anau pepa. ‘E fu’u faingata’a pea fihi fau ‘a e founga ia ko ia ke fai he taimi ni he ‘oku lolotonga faingata’a’ia e kau ‘ova’ mo honau ngahai fāmili’. Fai mo fakahā ‘a e tala’ofa kae lava ke ma’u tau’atāina ‘e he kau ‘ova’ ni ‘a e ngaahi faingamālie kotoa pe ‘oku totonu ke nau ala ma’u lolotonga ‘a e lokoloka fakafonua ‘oku fai’. Ko ‘ene toki ‘osi ‘a e mahaki faka’auha’ pea mahino kuo lava ‘atā e fepuna’aki pea toki fakakakato leva ‘e Nu’u Sila ‘a e tala’ofa ni ki ha ngaahi makatu’unga ‘o ha ngaahi fiema’u ki ha taha ke nofo he fonua’ ni. Ko e ngaahi kofukofu (package) tokoni ko ‘eni ‘oku tala mai $17 miliona ko e tokoni ki he kakai Pasifiki’ lolotonga e loka fakamavahe’i’ pea kau ai ‘a e kau ‘ova ‘oku faingofua hono fakamatala mai ka ‘oku hangē ia ko e talanoa ko ē ki he feinga ‘a e fanga kumaa’ ke ‘alu ha taha ‘ia kinautolu ‘o tautau e fafangu he kia e pusi’. Ko e me’a ‘e taha ‘oku toe faingata’a’ia mo e ngaahi fāmili, kāinga mo e maheni ‘o e kakai nofo ta’efakalao’ ni ‘i hono toe vavae ‘enau ‘ai’angame’a ki he kau ‘ova. Taimi tatau, ko e taimi na’e te’eki tō ai ‘a e mahaki’ ni, ne ‘osi ‘i ai pe kau ‘ova ne nau ngāue lelei he fonua’ ni mo to’o tukuhau mo fai ‘enau ngaahi fakamole fakapa’anga ‘o tokoni ki he ‘ekonōmika ‘a e fonu’a’ ni.

Kaniva News commentary [maxbutton id=”2″] Today’s announcement by Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio that overstayers qualify for health care during the Covid 19 epidemic is welcome. While Kaniva News does not condone remaining illegally in New Zealand, we know that overstayers’ families and children are particularly vulnerable in the current crisis. Many have…


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