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Samoa tops NZ’s unwanted list

Auckland – Samoa has topped New Zealand’s ugliest list. Of 550 overstayers and convicted criminals who have been deported this year, Samoa had the most people on it.Up until August 31 this year, most people deported were sent to Samoa, India, China, Fiji and Tonga.Of the 550, just 108 were females.The information, provided to the Herald by Immigration New Zealand, also shows the finalised deportation figures for the 2011 calendar year.In total, 664 people were deported - 149 women and 515 men. Again, Samoa was the leading country for deportations.A person can be deported from New Zealand for three reasons. Some are criminals and others have overstayed their visa limit.A smaller number are subject to a residence deportation - where they have held permanent residency but have become liable for deportation, usually because of criminal offending.\People unlawfully in New Zealand are case managed according to their circumstances