The challenges of immigration
Strict immigration policies can place immense pressure on immigrant families.
So says one immigration expert who was commenting on the incident involving three South African children who were allegedly murdered by their mother.
Lauren Dickason has been charged with the children’s murder and is currently undergoing mental health observation. The family had recently relocated to New Zealand and it’s believed Dickason had stopped taking chronic medication before the move.
New Zealand requires all immigrants to pass a full medical assessment.
Immigration lawyer Gary Eisenberg says this may be why Dickason stopped taking her medication.