Labour welcomes immigration change
Labour immigration spokesperson
Lianne Dalziel said she supported changes to the Returning
Resident Visas (RRVs) announced today.
Lianne Dalziel said
she had recently taken a case to the Immigration Minister on
behalf of a resident who had been caught out by the narrow
rules which have governed non-citizen residents who
"This change will be particularly
welcomed by business and professional residents who not
lived here long enough to apply for citizenship but who
still need to travel," Lianne Dalziel said.
"However, I am
concerned that there is a long lead time before these
changes come into effect which seems
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PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency
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