Ahead of today’s decision regarding the future of the Tamil family, those responsible are noticeably absent from the spotlight.
The story of the Biloela family facing deportation from their own country has gripped the nation, however, the act itself reveals the depths of official apathy.
Despite being model migrants in a tiny country town, a family is being deported purely because one of their children has autism.
The week saw freed Bali Nine smuggler Renae Lawrence turn herself in for previous outstanding charges, an American missionary killed in India, and an enthusiastic father going too far to ensure his son’s football team’s win.
The deportation program that has seen Kiwis returned home for a host of petty crimes has drawn vociferous criticism from the NZ government. But who is in the right?