Radio NZ: Immigration NZ using data system to predict likely troublemakers

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Immigrants could be on a fast track to deportation if they belong to a demographic group identified as being a burden on the country.

Immigration New Zealand has been modelling data – including age, gender and ethnicity – of immigrants to identify which groups most commonly run up hospital costs or commit crime.

It could then move faster to deport people instead of prosecuting them or allowing them to re-apply for visas.

Its harm team has been using information such as past immigrants’ convictions and unpaid hospital debts to feed into its data modelling work.

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