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?