Claim 14,000 Illegally in NZ is ‘Low Number'
Denis O’Rourke MP
Associate Spokesperson for Immigration
17 October 2013
Claim That 14,000 People Being Illegally in New Zealand is ‘A Low Number’
Accordingly to the Minister of Immigration, over 14,000 people unlawfully living in New Zealand is “a low number”, says New Zealand First.
The Minister released the number in response to questioning in Parliament today from New Zealand First MP Denis O’Rourke.
“Considering the costs on health, criminal justice, law enforcement and education systems, this is not something the Government can continue to ignore.
“Last year Immigration New Zealand deported only 757 people who were unlawfully in New Zealand.
“The low rate of deportation sends a strong signal to others that it is ok to break immigration law.
“With the Government denying that these numbers are an issue, it’s no wonder their immigration policy is such a disaster”, says Mr O’Rourke.