Herald Editorial: Rigid visa system lacks compassion

SCCZEN_A_270214NZHRGRKIDNEY01_620x310Today an editorial comment in the NZ Herald explored the tragic death of Sanil Kumar, who died on Monday in Lautoka Hospital after being deported to Fiji a month ago.

The original article appears in the NZ Herald

The integrity of this country’s immigration system is, of course, very important. If exemptions are granted too frequently, there will, inevitably, be a muddying of the rules. But that system must not be applied so austerely as to appear utterly inflexible. Occasionally, there will be an instance that suggests a relaxation of the rules on compassionate grounds may be warranted. Such a case appears to have been that of Sanil Kumar, who died on Monday in Lautoka Hospital after being deported to Fiji a month ago. When he was deported, a cousin was part way through a tissue-matching procedure to be a donor. Other members of his family had raised $120,000 through fundraisers, raffles and donations. This, obviously, was a substantial achievement.

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