Migrants confused about new immigration rules

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 14 November 2019

Immigration New Zealand is planning to contact almost 1200 people with arranged marriages who were refused visas to join their new husbands and wives in New Zealand.

In May, it issued guidance to front line staff that made it significantly harder for those with arranged marriages to get a visa.

After uproar from the Indian community, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced a turnaround yesterday - a special culturally arranged visa available for people coming to New Zealand to get married will be extended to those who marry New Zealand citizens and residents overseas.

But the Migrant Workers Association says there is confusion about what the new rules will mean.

We can talk to the association's Anu Kaloti.