Immigration Review - A Step In The Right Direction
05 December 2006
Immigration Act Review Findings A Step In
The Right Direction
New Zealand First welcomes the
outcome of the Immigration Act review with the associated
recommendations for changes to our immigration law, says
Associate Immigration spokesperson Peter Brown.
Zealand First made a review of immigration law and policy a
central feature of its supply and confidence agreement with
the government and today's announcement goes some way to
addressing our concerns.
"There is some irony that New
Zealand First has been pilloried in the past for proposing a
tightening of immigration law, refining the appeals process
and tightening our borders and yet this review aims to
achieve these very things," said Mr Brown.
First has been part of the consultation process during the
review and we will continue to work with the government as
the associated legislation moves through the House next
"While other political parties have been all over
the place on immigration, we have seen the consensus, as we
knew it would, move to our position. While we still have
some concerns about the number and type of migrants allowed
into New Zealand, we do see this as a step in the right
direction," concluded Mr Brown.
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