He said the immigration department needed to realise the delays were disrupting people's lives.
Information obtained by Newshub shows close to 3000 migrant families remain split.
Newshub understands changes will be announced tomorrow to reunite some migrant workers.
Expressions of interest have not been selected since last year.
Esau Vailagilala was 19 when he tackled John Li'a to the ground after a birthday party in Mt Roskill in 2011.
The lawyer representing the men says China's human rights record needs to be considered before they're sent home.
He says he has been assured they have been afforded their rights.
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal will decide if the kickboxer will be sent back to the Czech Republic.
They were found to have been unlawfully in the country.