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Law change puts entry refusal in hands of immigration officers

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Published in Local

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Law change puts entry refusal in hands of immigration officers
Principal immigration officer, Kairangi Samuela. 18061209

The authority for immigration officers to refuse visitors entry into the country, as happened in the case of a motorcycle gang member on May 29, was made possible by parliament legislating in December last year an amendment to Section 9 of the Cook Islands Entry Residence and Departure Act (ERD) 1971/1972.

The authority for immigration officers to refuse visitors entry into the country, as happened in the case of a motorcycle gang member on May 29, was made possible by parliament legislating in December last year an amendment to Section 9 of the Cook Islands Entry Residence and Departure Act (ERD) 1971/1972.


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