Indian community blames NZ authorities, schools for student deportations


The Indian High Commissioner and others have blamed the authorities and tertiary institutions for not cracking down on rogue education agents.

A protest will be held on Saturday outside an Auckland National MP’s office to protest the deportation of dozens of Indian students whose visas have been cancelled because of false documentation.

The Unite union, which is backing the students – many of whom are fast-food workers – said it understood Immigration New Zealand had been given the names of the agents, but it had not changed the situation.

Sixty per cent of international students in New Zealand use agents, Education NZ says.

The students were vulnerable, Unite spokesman Mike Treen said.

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