Should we interview migrants

Stuff reports:

Immigrants from countries who “treat their women like cattle”, should be interviewed to check their attitude before entry into New Zealand, says NZ First leader Winston Peters.

He went further, repeating party calls for a reduction in numbers, and calling for every immigrant to go through an interview process before their visa is approved. 

He made the comments on current affairs show Q+A, also calling for immigration numbers to be cut to between 7000 and 15,000 a year. 

I don’t agree with Peters on reducing migration numbers to the extent he does (his policy would see no international students in NZ – a huge export earner) but I do have some sympathy for the idea of interviewing those eligible for permanent residence to try and establish that they are likely to be able to integrate into New Zealand and that their values are compatible with New Zealand core values.


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