Immigration System Must Be Cleaned Up
The amnesty for overstayers reflects an appalling situation
which must be cleaned up, said the New Zealand First Leader,
Rt Hon Winston Peters.
“It is completely unacceptable that
more than twenty thousand overstayers are living in New
Zealand - courtesy of no one - and now determining our
“Successive Labour and National
governments have turned blind eyes to the influx of people
who have no legal right to be here, enjoying the benefits of
New Zealand while contributing nothing.
struggling to provide social services for New Zealand
citizens and it is unreasonable and unfair to expect
taxpayers to continue to be the benefactors of these people,
said Mr Peters.
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