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Main parties `out of touch' on immigration

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/06/2017

New Zealand businesses are "screaming out" for immigrant workers and neither of the main parties understands how badly they're needed, ACT leader David Seymour says.

"If National and Labour had housing and infrastructure policies that actually worked, they wouldn't need to roll out increasingly desperate immigration crackdowns," he said on Monday just before Labour was due to unveil its immigration policy.

"ACT will stand up for taxpayer-friendly immigration, allowing businesses to access the labour they need and welcoming immigrants who come here to be peaceful and productive."

Mr Seymour says he's in contact with the group manager of six care homes in Auckland which rely on immigrant workers, and they're having problems under current settings.

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