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.

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