“In previous years the deportation proceedings would have happened while the crims were in jail and then they'd be on the first plane to Auckland after the parole hearing.
“The arbitrary detention for people who have served their time, in some cases several years ago, is a genuine problem.
“Most of these people were allowed to stay on. The government changed the criteria for deportation last year so we could kick out more Muslims, and these people are caught up in that change.”
~ Australian commenter on a Facebook post about NZers being deported from Australia