Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Discrimination Against Prospective Immigrants with Disabilities in New Zealand

See this article, which begins:

The Disabled People's Assembly says discrimminating against potential immigrants because of a disability is disturbing and wrong.

It follows comments from the Human Rights Commission that proposed changes to tighten up the Immigration Act could breach international human rights' treaties.

President of the DPA, Mike Gourley, says immigrants should not be excluded because of their health.

He says it is not fair to think of people with disabilities as a cost or a burden on the state.

I had a student this spring who did a great piece on disability discrimination in US immigration law.


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