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Deport Violent Migrant Criminals

14 July 2005

Deport Violent Migrant Criminals Before It’s Too Late

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today said that the recent underworld slaying of Mr Tam Yam Ah in Auckland lends further weight to previous criticisms of the New Zealand Immigration Service’s irresponsibility.

“There can be no doubt given the history and continuity of serious violent offending by Mr Tam Yam Ah during his time in New Zealand, that he was demonstrably unsuitable to stay in our country.

“He should have been removed over 10 years ago when his violent criminal spree began,” said Mr Peters.

“It is simply unacceptable that New Zealand should be allowed to be used in the way this individual has, to carry out his trail of violence upon others.

“It is clear that the Immigration Service is not interested in ensuring immigrants to New Zealand are of a calibre that they add to New Zealand’s quality of life, rather than diminishing it.

“New Zealand First’s immigration policies will ensure that immigrants, like Tam Yam Ah, who blatantly disregard our laws are deported immediately,” concluded Mr Peters.

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