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Thread: Herald News: Plan to favour wealthy immigrants

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Auckland, NZ

    Default Herald News: Plan to favour wealthy immigrants

    Poor migrants who speak little or no English are to be subject to stricter immigration laws under a review that will create a "two-tier" system to favour the wealthy, a leaked Cabinet paper shows.

    Immigration categories are to be changed in an effort to "reduce the number of unskilled migrants who find it difficult to get jobs and are more likely to get benefit payments".

    Applications from parents seeking residency to be with children already in New Zealand will be placed in the slow processing lane if their children-sponsors are not "high-income" people.

    Parents will no longer be able to bring in dependent children and applicants who are poor in English will be required to pre-pay for language lessons.

    Last edited by IanW99; 8th March 2012 at 10:06 AM. Reason: Copyright infringement

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    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Poole, UK to Chch, NZ


    As usual, it doesn't take long for someone to point out that the govt are quoting from their stats in a very selective and misleading way!

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    Jun 2010
    Ōtepoti, Aotearoa


    This thread refers to thevery same article as this thread:

    PS: Perhaps it is possible to not open a second thread but to link such threads?!

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