Minister Of Immigration.
The powers of absolute discretion and delegation do lie with the Minister of Immigration, so it is also true that exceptions and special cases can be legally and practically possible in exceptional cases.
The fact that such a possibility exists, combined with hope born of desperation, can lead to migrants being exploited.
Telling a migrant, "I have good connections, and I will write to the Minister for you" can give a desperate applicant hope, but it is unfair if the chances of success are misrepresented.
Honest Advice, Not False Hope.
Migrants deserve honest advice, not false hopes.
The fact is, approval of Special Cases and exceptions to policy are very few and far between.
At Malcolm Pacific Immigration, we do undertake Special Cases and Appeals, and we have had some spectacular success. Still, we will only do so after giving you very honest advice about your chances.
We will usually develop a detailed strategy around such Special Cases or appeals, often engaging in specialist research or advice.
We most certainly will not just “write a letter to see what happens".