Auckland hub for stranded immigrants
Auckland: Plans are underway for an information hub in Auckland to help immigrants stranded or jobless because of COVID-19 and desperate for news on visas.
A Queenstown centre set up in June to offer immigration and welfare support was inundated with requests for help.
The Association for Migration and Investment said there was a clear need to replicate that support in New Zealand’s biggest city. Its chair, June Ranson, said there had been suicides among foreign workers, with others also being pushed to their limits mentally by fears about their futures.