Press Release: New Zealand National Party

Desperate migrants who woke early today to finally get their residency applications submitted have been embarrassingly let down again as Immigration New Zealand's online application system crashed, says National's Immigration Spokesperson Erica Stanford.

"The Government and the Immigration Minister seem be making a habit of damaging the reputation of New Zealand's immigration system. Under their watch, we've had unprecedented backlogs of residency applications, entirely avoidable labour shortages in some of our most crucial sectors, and valuable migrants leaving because they had no path to residency, or they couldn't reunite with their families. Today's embarrassment only adds more fuel to the fire.

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