RNZ: World Vision petition demands New Zealand’s ‘racist’ refugee policies change

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Politicians have been told New Zealand’s “racist” refugee policy must change towards Middle Eastern and African people.

The current policy brought in by National a decade ago means refugees from those areas are only allowed to resettle here if they already have family living in the country.

World Vision presented a petition to the Education and Workforce Select Committee this morning calling for the refugee policy to be fairer.

Former refugee and Muslim community advocate Guled Mire said the current policy was unfair and racist.

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