Ongoing dawn visits a 'betrayal' of Pasifika community - leader

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 2 May 2023

A Pacific leader says his community has been betrayed by the government's ongoing use of dawn raid tactics.

Officials have confirmed they still carry out dawn raids to arrest overstayers, following the detention of a man in South Auckland.

The Immigration Minister says these 'after hours' measures are rare and only taken when absolutely necessary.

It is of little comfort to at least one Pasifika leader, who says his community want dawn raids consigned to the history books for good.

Anei te kai ripoata a Anneke Smith.