We need to reduce immergration by being more selective. Take the best of the best

We need to reduce immergration by being more selective. Take the best of the best

We need migrants to fill gabs in the workforce, at least until we can train enough of our own citizens to correct the situation. However we should be more selective of these people so we can reduce the numbers coming into the country and get the best of the best. Most of us I believe recognise we want/need high skilled &/or useful contributors to our society. We also need to help these people to assimilate into their local community through community based programmes & language assistance. To become citizens there would have to be a test after a recommended period to ensure they were actually contributing & willing/trying to assimilate into the community. As long as they're decent people who are contributing & willing to be a part of the community it shouldn't matter where they come from. Should a person that has moved here be convicted of anything more than a minor crime or if they are repeat offenders they should be deported & citizenship revoked. We also can't allow automatic entry for relatives of these new citizens. I'm not saying they shouldn't get citizenship but it should be reviewed on it's own merits. Can they contribute enough to have the rights of citizenship?

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    • Chelsea Finnie
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-03 23:05:33 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-30 13:16:40 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-29 22:00:39 +1300
      I thank Tim for bringing up an important subject. Its so worrying to be called racist just because you think immigration is too high. The level of immigration into NZ is phenomenal. Its a city the size of Nelson each year. it is the one reason youth ate giving up on owning a house . They must be utterly demoralised. Its completely unsustainable to base your economy on keeping everyone everyone busy building infrastructure and housing for more people arriving. Family and love is important. We can hve skills by training ourselves. To say we need to import skills is nonsense in nearly all the supposed akill categories. Its hard to train a brain surgeon. Ita easy to train chefs, hairdressers and fruit pickers and even GPs.If you say you need to
      import those skills it is the education policy that is up the spout. We need a target immigration and population policy.. Family migration first . then the rest can queue up within what is sustainable.
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with important 2016-11-29 22:00:38 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      commented 2016-11-29 21:16:29 +1300
      We should keep murderers, rapists etc in jail at massive cost to the tax payer because it would be inhumane to send them to their old home? This removes serious offenders who would cause undue distress to many people in the community and have abused the privilege given them. Oz did theirs retrospectively & included minor offences. I believe it’s different if people know the rules upon entry.
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 11:58:08 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-29 10:59:42 +1300
      True. There’s nothing to be gained through inhumane Australian style immigration practices. Not only is it inhumane, Winston Peters will have those votes sewn up.
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-29 10:59:42 +1300
    • Hadley Pettigrew
      commented 2016-11-29 10:49:16 +1300
      I don’t want to become like Australia, deporting criminals who have NZ citizenship creates more problems than it fixes, we may as well house them on a detention island too to remove all hope?
    • Hadley Pettigrew
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-29 10:49:16 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      commented 2016-11-28 14:07:14 +1300
      Sign language is also an official NZ Language. Whatever would be most useful in the community they were living would be my guess. It’s an idea put forward for debate. The details would be ironed out if chosen
    • Jerry Cerveny
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-28 11:27:21 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-28 07:29:21 +1300
      Just to confirm, the language assistance would requirement to learn either English or Maori right? Seeing as both are official languages.
    • Tim O’Donnell
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-27 22:44:38 +1300