Mark Mitchell and Stuart: West Coast couple denied residency

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 8:45AM
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National's Mark Mitchell and Labour's Stuart Nash join Mike Hosking to talk about New Zealand's latest immigration issue, where a couple were denied permanent residency.

Lisa White, 58, and Dan Butler, 63, moved to Greymouth from Tennessee in 2015.

The couple were rejected by Immigration New Zealand as they were both over 55, despite ticking all the boxes such as terms of education, experience and time spent in New Zealand.

West Coast MP Damian O'Conner and Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi both came out in support of the couple.

Nash says sometimes there are factors that only be known to the Immigration Minster that could have influenced the decision.

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