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e arrived five years ago, a 27-year-old Indian trailing a Samsonite suitcase. He came through Immigration at Auckland Airport, and they asked him, “Why are you here?” In that moment he felt scared. He was here to convert his Indian nursing qualification into a New Zealand bachelor of nursing, but he had no certain job prospects, and as a six-week tourist visa was stamped in his

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