"An absolute catastrophic collapse," is how Infometrics senior economic Brad Olsen describes it.
Newshub spoke to registered nurses who haven't been able to see their babies and children for over a year.
He says a review of the skilled migrant category is a priority.
Offices in India, the Philippines, South Africa and China are set to close.
The man was arrested for assaulting a female in 2018.
The borders were effectively closed soon after he arrived, and now he hasn't seen his family in 11 months.
"Migrants are under incredible stress at the moment experiencing massive uncertainty."
It's also upheld appeals by more than one in three people due to be deported.
It ordered him to pay her a $5000 refund of costs and $2500 compensation for the family's distress.