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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.

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.

55 year old Samoan loses deportation appeal after raping stepdaughter

The Samoan man raped the girl in their Wellington home and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

One of the incidents happened in a cemetery, and when the victim told her mother what had happened, the man hit her.

RNZ reports he was jailed in 2011 for 14 years after being found guilty of twice raping a girl under 12, four counts of indecent assault, two counts of unlawful connection, one charge of threatening to kill and one of assaulting a child.

The 55-year-old will be deported when his prison term ends.

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.

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.

US deports steady stream of Marshall Islanders

Government data indicates that over the past 15 years, there's a rate of sixteen deportations of Marshall Islanders per year.

While there's been a slight decline in the deportation rate this year, overall the numbers have increased dramatically from 2011. It coincides with ongoing heavy Marshallese out-migration to the US, with an average of over 1,000 islanders leaving to the US annually since the late 1990s.