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Creating refugees

A woman was stopped and arrested at Auckland airport last Friday. Why? Unpaid student debt.

That is simply unacceptable. This woman was charged exorbitant amounts of money for getting an education, and thanks to this she owes an exorbitant amount of money that she (shockingly) cannot pay.

Given she cannot pay, you’d imagine that she would be would working a minimum wage job and/or literally cannot pay without sacrificing bills or food.

And as a result of this, she’s been made a refugee. She cannot enter her own country thanks to the crime of being poor.

People should not be punished for getting an education. People should not be under crushing debt for improving society. People should not be made refugees for being unable to pay unpayable debt.

The solution is simple: Forgive all student debt.