Trump supporters threaten student visa scam victims

Police will be monitoring a solidarity rally at an Auckland church after members of a far-right group made violent threats against migrants staying there.

The rally will take place at Ponsonby's Unitarian Church on Saturday afternoon in support of Indian students facing deportation after being scammed, given fraudulent visas by Indian education agents.

Unite Union organiser and Mt Albert by-election candidate Joe Carolan says violent threats are coming from a right-wing pro Donald Trump group.

"We see the ugly politics of Trumpism trying to scapegoat migrants and scapegoat progressive groups with violence," he told Newshub.

Newshub has seen the threats, made on Facebook group New Zealanders for Trump, and include shootings and drone attacks.

"The fact someone thinks the church should be machine-gunned or there should be a drone attack on the church, we can only treat as provocative, as serious."

Mr Carolan says hundreds are expecting to show up to the rally.

"We do not want to see the ugly violent scenes that we see in so many other countries."