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Tonga PM says he needs advice from AG’s office on Bloomfield deportation

“This case is fragile,” Mr. Tui’onetoa said.

“Someone must come and give me the court decision and advise me of what I should do.

“While we are waiting for that we should not do anything that goes beyond our understanding, especially myself.”

Bloomfield has been charged by the Attorney General of Fiji with offences concerning general dishonesty and theft alleged to have been committed in Fiji between 2011 and 2014 when he was acting head of the Oceania Customs Organisation.

The Attorney General sought to extradite Bloomfield to Fiji to stand trial.

Immigration Tribunal orders deportation of Tongan-born NZ resident

The man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for four offences of sexual violation by rape.  The offences were committed between 1 August 2014 and 8 December 2014.

He was also convicted of an indecent act upon a girl 12–16, for which he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, which was served concurrently.

Kaniva News reports the minimum term of imprisonment imposed by the judge was five years; the appellant is therefore first eligible for parole on  May 29, 2022.

He has also been convicted of a number of drink driving offences.

Sri Lankan in Tonga on fake passport facing deportation

Vaseeth Samsudeen arrived at Fu'amotu Airport in May last year, and presented an illegal French passport he said he bought from a colleague in Hong Kong.

He had told police after being arrested that it was his intention to go to New Zealand and seek asylum.

Samsudeen had told the court he feared for himself and his family after he had witnessed the murder of aid workers in the Mutur area of Sri Lanka, and that was why he wanted to seek asylum.

But the court heard that he had previously been deported from Britain to Sri Lanka in 2015.

Tongan with failing kidney fighting to stay in New Zealand

A tribunal has ordered Sosefo Lakalaka to leave New Zealand by 16 May.

Mr Lakalaka said he and his family were very sad that his appeal to stay in New Zealand was rejected.

The 53-year-old received a kidney transplant in New Zealand a decade ago but it's now failing and he wants to stay because Tonga can't provide the treatment he needs.

In November last year New Zealand's Immigration and Protection Tribunal denied Mr Lakalaka's appeal against deportation.

Australia deports Pasifika people to NZ who have never set foot here: 'It's wrong'

Two men deported from Australia landed in Christchurch in the past two months, stepping foot on New Zealand soil for the first time.

One man, Fofoa I Vaoese Toese Pei, was born in Samoa. He isn't fully aware of how he qualifies as a New Zealand citizen.

The other, Arona Pere, was born in the Cook Islands, and has been sent to New Zealand because of the New Zealand citizenship that comes with that.

They are part of a growing list of people being deported from Australia to New Zealand.

Mr Toese Pei moved to Australia from Samoa when he was 10-years-old.

Fears over deportations to cyclone-ravaged Tonga

Immigration New Zealand said today there were no imminent planned deportations to Tonga, and it would take a pragmatic and compassionate approach to the issue.

"INZ always takes into account all the circumstances in an individual case before going ahead with any deportations, including the effects of Cyclone Gita," a spokesman said.

But Richard Small said while deportations may be suspended for a short period, officials needed to think about how long it would take for countries to recover from natural disasters.

Move to deport disabled Fijian man put on hold

Sagar Narayan, 20, was told he had until Friday to leave the country after his residency application was turned down because of the cost of looking after him.

His father Lalit K Narayan said there were no remaining relatives in Fiji and he feared his son wouldn't survive on his own.

He told RNZ News earlier this week he was putting his faith in the new government.

His local MP, Labour's Carmel Sepuloni, wrote to the previous immigration minister asking them to reconsider.

Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

In a statement, the foreign ministry said the case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos illustrated "the new reality".

The mother-of-two was detained on Wednesday when she went for a routine check-in with immigration officials.

President Donald Trump has promised to crack down on illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Garcia de Rayos, 36, had pleaded guilty in 2009 to using forged documents to get a job and was issued with a deportation order in 2013.

Woman fears deportation to Tonga convicted of sex crimes involving her young daughter

Ricky D. Gordon, 55, and Rose I. Gordon, 35, were arrested in 2014 after they were accused of engaging in sexual behaviour with the little girl.

Rose’s husband Ricky was sentenced to 27 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in June 2015 to first-degree child rape and child molestation and possession of child pornography.

Rogue advisers see Pasifika families unfairly deported, lawyer says

Richard Small's comments come after a Tongan family he represented won a last-ditch appeal to stay in the country.

Viliami and Limiteti Talamai came to New Zealand in 2008 with their two young children hoping for a better life.