NZ Number One Soft Touch for Illegal Immigrants
13 September 2007
NZ Number One
Soft Touch for Illegal Immigrants
New Zealand First leader
Winston Peters says the decision to withdraw Ahmed Zaoui's
security risk certificate does nothing to change the facts
surrounding Zaoui's case.
"The decision does not change
the fact that three superior jurisdictions have found
against him, and that no Islamic country will take
"Essentially, well over $3 million of taxpayers'
money has been spent on Mr Zaoui's attempts to jump the
queue and bypass the provisions of security risk procedures
"He should never have been granted entry
into New Zealand in the first place, and withdrawing his
security risk certificate has advertised New Zealand once
again as the number one soft touch for illegal immigrants,"
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