ACT Leader David Seymour will publicly meet with residents, staff, and management of an Auckland care home that will be hard-hit by Labour’s proposed immigration crackdowns. He and the manager of the facility will then address media.
NZ needs a conversation about immigration without the immigrant-bashing, says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Winston Peters’ appearance on Q and A this morning.
“Attacking the New Zealand Initiative’s report based on the fact some of its authors were immigrants is just a convenient way of ignoring its key points, such as the fact that the average immigrant pays far more in tax than the average non-immigrant.
“Winston Peters’ argument is self-defeating
ACT Leader David Seymour has responded to Winston Peters’ decision to bring journalists’ race into the immigration debate:
“Who cares if the journalists are Asian, or immigrants? Winston Peters could have just focused on the content of their article, but instead he brought race into it. Nothing’s changed: he’s an old-fashioned racist.
New immigration figures show that politicians should focus on actually getting houses and infrastructure built, instead of making farcical immigration promises, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Tinkering with immigration has not and will not stop our population from growing. Even as National cracks down on working visa migrants, ASB says total immigration will remain at the same level going into 2018.
“The opposition’s answer is to just cut immigration even further. But who will they cut? According to data released today, 8799 arrivals in the last year were for immigrants working in construction-related roles [see attached]. How many of these will Labour, New Zealand First, and the Greens cut? Do they realise we desperately need more workers to build more houses?
“The non deportation of twice-convicted sex offender Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari must be explained to maintain public confidence in our immigration system,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.