Anti-immigration arguments keep getting more farcical

BY David Seymour at 21 April, 2017


Senior politicians are asking New Zealanders to take their absolutely farcical immigration policies seriously.

“By attempting to get tough on immigration, National has sparked a populist bidding war in which facts are completely ignored,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“There are areas where we need to tighten up immigration rules. But slashing immigration by tens of thousands is simply impossible – the numbers just don’t add up.

“Andrew Little wants to reduce immigration by up


Immigration restrictions miss the point, twice

BY David Seymour at 19 April, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour says new immigration restrictions target the wrong people and show the government is getting desperate about housing.

Targeting taxpayers:

“The Minister of Immigration wants to tighten up rules for people coming to work in New Zealand. But ACT says that people coming here to work and pay tax are not the problem.

“Taxpayers are great. The problem is people who come to this country and rip off taxpayers. It’s people who


ACT proposes free movement with Britain, Australia, and Canada

BY David Seymour at 5 October, 2016


Britain’s revision of immigration settings is a chance to propose a free movement zone, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“We can’t stand by and let the traditional Kiwi OE be put at risk,” says Mr Seymour.

“Successful nations like Britain and New Zealand shouldn’t be putting up walls and shutting off from each other when it’s the exchange of ideas that has made our nations so prosperous.

“Brexit provides new options as Britain pivots away


On Islam and immigration

BY David Seymour at 20 September, 2016


With overseas terror attacks and mass migration of un-vetted refugees into Europe, many people are concerned about the connection between Islam and terrorism, along with the social unrest that can accompany large-scale migration.  While New Zealand has been relatively insulated it would be incredibly naive to think we are immune to the challenges faced by Europe and the US.

Too often, the left labels those raising concerns as racists or bigots – a cynical attempt


ACT welcomes tolerant refugees

BY David Seymour at 13 June, 2016


ACT supports the increase in the refugee quota, but believes the Government should do more to ensure those arriving in New Zealand share our peaceful values.

“This level of increase is very close to where we would be if we had followed ACT’s policy of increasing the quota in line with our growing population,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “It will make a huge difference in the lives of these individuals, who have the potential