Sweeping overhaul for immigration law
Page 1 of 2 5:00AM Thursday August 09, 2007

A sweeping rewrite of immigration law will overhaul the controversial provisions used to try to deport Ahmed Zaoui.

Immigration Minister David Cunliffe said the new law would streamline the process to remove illegal immigrants and make it easier for desirable migrants to enter New Zealand.

The overhaul of the 1987 Act also modernises the law to keep up with modern technology.

This includes the collection of biometric information, which Mr Cunliffe said would be limited to taking photos of New Zealanders at the border to verify their identity.

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