30 Jan 2020

Uighur refugee waiting for residency can't find work

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 30 January 2020

A Muslim Uighur from China says immigration processes in New Zealand mean the nightmare for him is still continuing even after being accepted as a refugee.

The man is waiting for residency and he can't find a job, despite his qualifications and experience.

He's applied for jobs in management, finance, and sales and marketing - but he's been turned down by employers who want someone with more than a temporary visa.

Gill Bonnett filed this report.