Take action – #EndASHNow

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All of us love living in Aotearoa. We share a passion for making this country a vibrant and inclusive place.

But right now, the Government are penalising migrants based on our disability or health status.

They’re upholding ableist Acceptable Standard of Health migration rules which impose a price tag on us based on the cost of our conditions.

The ASH rules consider us a burden, instead of contributing members of our communities, workplaces and schools.

This ableism does not belong in a caring and welcoming Aotearoa.

We’re calling on the Minister of Immigration to #EndASHNow!

Here’s why we’re calling to #EndASHNow.

Our stories in the media

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The Acceptable Standard of Health is ableist, fatphobic and disrupts lives.

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Who we are

Migrants Against the Acceptable Standard of Health is a grassroots migrant collective campaigning to end disability and health discrimination in Aotearoa New Zealand’s immigration system by getting rid of the Acceptable Standard of Health requirements.

We are led by migrants, refugees and families directly affected by ASH discrimination.

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