NZ: You can immigrate, but your spouse can’t

At least not unless she loses some weight (Paul Chapman and Graeme Baker, “New Zealand bars British man’s ‘fat’ wife”, Daily Telegraph, Nov. 21; Zycher, Medical Progress Today, Nov. 21). Australia “last year refused citizenship to a healthy British woman who wasn’t heavy enough.” (Aida Edemarian, “Are you too fat to emigrate?”, Guardian, Nov. 20).

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  • I like it!

    Meanwhile, in the U.S., as long as you can sneak your heft over the border, all the pounds of you will be set on a “path to citizenship.”