13 May 2021

Faafoi faces tough crowd at protest over immigration settings

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 13 May 2021

The Immigration Minister was shouted down at a rally of unhappy migrants today, as he revealed he couldn't give them the answers they were after in their bid to loosen border restrictions.

A crowd of people took their grievances to Parliament today, where they accused the government of leaving them out in the cold, with families separated, suffering financial hardship and vulnerable to exploitation.

The protest timed in with a Parliamentary debate around New Zealand's immigration settings.

Reporter Ruth Hill and Dom Thomas were there.