Stories

Border history: The fall of the Berlin Wall

After World War II Germany was divided into four different occupation zones. The soviet zone in the East became the German Democratic Republic in 1949. After that, Germany was divided into two different states. In 1961 the GDR began to erect a system of border fortification. Within the divided city of Berlin this was marked … Continue reading Border history: The fall of the Berlin Wall

A Family is being seperated by visa denials

"Under Covid-19 level 1 restrictions, more than 16,500 requests have been made to Immigration NZ for border exemptions for people entering New Zealand. Of those, about 2600 have been approved. Many of those people have been linked to the film industry or America's Cup, and it is adding to the frustrations of many New Zealand … Continue reading A Family is being seperated by visa denials

Efua’s Visa Story

There have been a few visa stories published on this blog but it's an issue with many many aspects and every story shows a different perspective on the matter. It becomes clear, that there are certain similarities visible in all of the individual stories. Certain inequalities we want to shed some light on by sharing … Continue reading Efua’s Visa Story