New Zealand Labour to close open door for Asian migrants

New Zealand Labour to close open door for Asian migrants, by Bernard Lagan.

Struggling with high property prices, clogged roads and violence against ethnic groups, New Zealand is rethinking its liberal immigration policies.

The leader of the Labour Party, who is challenging the ruling National Party in the general election in September, has claimed that cutting immigration is essential for citizens’ quality of life.

“None of us would invite 20 people over for dinner if we didn’t have enough chairs for them to sit on,” Andrew Little said. “Well, right now our cities don’t have enough chairs.” …

The country admits 14.7 migrants each year for every 1000 citizens, a rate far above Britain’s 5.1 per 1000.

hat-tip Stephen Neil