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Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 06:31 am
An Australian family has been torn apart by red tape, according to the Sunday Telegraph:
A Sydney couple who have lived in Australia for 16 years were kicked out of the country yesterday leaving two of their children behind in tears.
Hiki and Mafi Vaingalo sobbed at Sydney airport after handing over their 13-year-old son Keliti and 14-year-old daughter Na’a to relatives.
The Federal Government rejected their last-minute pleas to let them stay in Australia so the family would not be broken up.
Tragic, yes? Until we read this, in the front-page story’s fourth paragraph:
Mr and Mrs Vaingalo met and married in Australia after overstaying on tourist visas …
Umm … where’s the red tape?