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Dawn raids and immigration policy w/ Dylan Asafo: 10 May, 2023

Dawn raids and immigration policy w/ Dylan Asafo: 10 May, 2023

Dawn raids and immigration policy w/ Dylan Asafo: 10 May, 2023 Dawn raids and immigration policy w/ Dylan Asafo: 10 May, 2023, 14.62 MB
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Government officials and Pacific community leaders met to discuss continued dawn raids on the Pasifika community despite the official government dawn raid apology in 2021. 

On the 19th of April, a dawn raid on a household led to the arrest of a Tongan man. Amongst those there at the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Michael Wood. Michael Wood indicated at the meeting that he was considering granting amnesty to all overstayers in Aotearoa. 

To talk more about what has and hasn’t happened for the Pacific community following the dawn raids apology, Andre Fa'aoso spoke to Dylan Asafo, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland.