Mother to be deported to New Zealand

Australian deportation policy
Anya Weti-Safwan and husband Gehad have been married for 10 years. The couple, together with their 6-year-old daughter, face an uncertain future as the Australian Government wants to deport Anya. (Photo: Unknown)

Mother to be deported to New Zealand, leaving 6-year-old daughter in Australia

Edward Gay – Stuff

27 Nov 27 2018

Anya Weti-Safwan (36) has lived in Australia since the age of 3, her 6-year-old daughter is an Australian citizen, her parents, brother and step-siblings all live on that side of the ditch. But Australian immigration authorities want to deport her to her birth country, New Zealand because she has criminal convictions, mostly for shop-lifting and theft.

After serving a sentence of nine months in prison in 2006, she was told her visa had been cancelled and she was sent to Sydney’s Villawood Immigration Detention Centre. However, Weti-Safwan’s offending didn’t stop. There were more shoplifting and driving charges in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

[Read the full Stuff article].

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