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Reject Peters' anti-migrant Gestapo - Greens

Reject Peters' anti-migrant Gestapo - Greens

Winston Peters' immigration policy looks like it was drawn up in Nazi times, Green Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

"Mr Peters' Immigration Inspectorate sounds like another Gestapo. There are echoes of Hitler's Germany in his new "flying squad" searching the homes of "undesirables", to be imprisoned or ejected from the country.

"The Inspectorate's programme of "random double checks" echoes the dawn raids of Muldoon days, although this time the ethnic cleansing seems more directed at Asians than Pacific Islanders," Mr Locke says.

"In Mr Peters New Order, rule by politicians will replace the rule of law. Judicial processes are to be largely wiped out, and bail eliminated for anyone a Minister deems a terrorist.

"I can hear Mugabe and other dictators cheering. Any dissident they convict as a "terrorist" will be excluded from a refugee hearing in New Zealand under Mr Peters' heartless policy.

"The Refugee Status Appeals Authority is to be emasculated. Instead of remaining independent, as the 1951 Refugee Convention prescribes, it will become a tool of Parliament.

"Under New Zealand First, New Zealand would lose its compassion and become an inward looking society deaf to the cries of those being persecuted in other countries," Mr Locke says.

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