Immigrants

This page has links providing information on the rights of immigrants.

Human Rights in New Zealand 2010: Rights of migrants – Tika o nga tangata kaiheke

In this link, a section focusing on migrants in the report prepared by the NZ Human Rights Commission is available. The 12 page document is very comprehensive and gives fantastic insight into NZ’s progress on this issue up until 2010. You can access it here.

Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand: History of Immigration

A history of immigrants who came to New Zealand and government policy is available here.

New Zealand Human Rights Blog: Fighting Against Mass Immigration Arrivals in NZ: Too Far?

In this blog post by Helen Thompson, it is argued that The Immigration Amendment Act 2013 (the Amendment Act) breaches New Zealand’s international obligations regarding refugees, although it may not breach the NZBORA due to the safeguards in the Act. You can read it here.

Amnesty International USA’s Immigrants’ Rights are Human Rights Campaign

Amnesty International USA’s Immigrants’ Rights are Human Rights Campaign works for changes at state and national level to ensure that the human rights of immigrants in the United States are respected, protected and fulfilled. You can check it out here.

New Zealand Immigration Act 2009

This very complicated piece of legislation lays out the conditions to which a person can immigrate to New Zealand. You can read the legislation here.

Organisations

Immigration New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand: Migration

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