NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 00:00 am

Green Party wants overhaul of 'broken' immigration system, amnesty for overstayers and pathways to residency

Green Party wants overhaul of 'broken' immigration system, amnesty for overstayers and pathways to residency
They say it treats "migrant workers as cheap labour and second class citizens".

Green Party spokesperson for Immigration Ricardo Menéndez March and spokesperson for Pacific Peoples Teanau Tuiono.Photo / Sylvie Whinray The Green Party is calling for an overhaul of the immigration system, which they say treats "migrant workers as cheap labour and second-class citizens" and discriminates based on wealth and nationality.Green Party Pacific Peoples spokesperson Teanau Tuiono has been calling for the Government to apologise for the the dawn raids of the 1970s.Green Party immigration spokesperson Ricardo Menéndez March said migrant workers were treated as second-class citizens in New Zealand.

" Green Party MPs Ricardo Menéndez March and Teanau Tuiono launched an open letter today calling for an amnesty on overstayers."Migrant communities are flourishing in Aotearoa, as people come from around the world to create a good life for them and their families," immigration spokesperson Ricardo Menéndez March said.

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