The Maori Party on immigration and the refugee quota

I contacted National, Labour, Act, The Maori Party, NZ First, the Greens, the Opportunities Party, the Conservatives and United Future to ask them all three questions. Five parties responded to my questions and I published their responses in full and un-edited. My attempts to get a response from the Maori Party were unsuccessful so I read the 2014 Policy Manifesto on their website to try to find the answers to the questions I had asked both them and the other parties.

I was shocked to discover that their latest manifesto dated 2014 contained no Immigration policy at all.

The Maori party had answered my questions previously about Israel so I was surprised when they did not reply. Now I am wondering if it was because they do not have an immigration policy.

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2014 Maori Party Policy manifesto screenshot-whaleoil

2014 Maori Party Policy manifesto Screenshot-whaleoil

A political party without policies about immigration? Surely this couldn’t be right. I then read older policy documents pre 2014 and I found a single line about immigration.

Maori Party Kawanatanga document Screenshot-whaleoil

Question:

The perception of many of our readers is that left-of-centre political parties prefer immigrants from low socio-economic countries who are highly dependent on the state and poorly educated because immigrants like that will naturally vote for the left-of-centre parties who allowed them in. Which immigrants get priority under the Maori Party policy and why?

Answer:  ( I could find no answer to this question on the Maori Party website.)

Question:

Many of our readers do not trust the UN to decide which refugees we will get and are concerned that they are not being vetted properly. There is also the problem that Christian and non-Muslim refugees who are more easily able to integrate and assimilate into New Zealand are not safe inside the camps and flee them which results in an almost 100% Muslim refugee intake for New Zealand. Given that we are a Christian and secular country where does your party stand on our refugee quota?

Answer:( I could find no answer to this question on the Maori Party website.)

Question:

Our readers would also like to know if your party would support putting persecuted minorities such as Christian and non-Muslim refugees at the front of the queue?

Answer: ( I could find no answer to this question on the Maori party website.)

 


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