Let us ask Erica! National Party’s actions plans on Immigration and Education

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 3 pm; please click here.

Venkat Raman
Auckland, February 10, 2022

Closed borders, separated families, lost opportunities, suffering migrant workers offshore, increasing hardships are among the Immigration issues affecting our people.

On the home front, shortage of medical specialists, builders, chefs and a host of other skilled workers has been hurting our employers and the looming Omicron has sent ripples of fear of a breakdown in the supply chain and its adverse effects on all New Zealanders.

The National Party has been raising its voice against the government on its immigration policy and its delayed opening of borders.

The Party’s Immigration and Education Spokesperson Erica Stanford has been gaining popularity, as she championed the cause of the migrant population stranded offshore. She has been critical of the government’s immigration and education policies and has called for drastic changes to enable the return of migrant workers and international students.

Some of the questions that are likely to be raised with Ms Stanford are the following:

  1. What will the National Party do to address the concerns of the migrant workers and those on temporary visas if elected to govern in the general election 2023?
  2. Will Erica Stanford, if appointed as the Immigration Minister, undo everything that has been done over the past five years by the Labour government blocking immigration?
  3. Will National renew all the expired visas and allow all the stranded workers to return?
  4. Will Ms Stanford quickly allow spouses and partners to come to New Zealand and settle down?
  5. Will the National government remove the ‘Culturally-arranged visa’ category altogether and help migrants?
  6. Will the Parent Category be revived which will be of great help to South Asian and South-East Asian communities?
  7. Measures to allow international students to come to New Zealand and gain permanent resident status
  8. Amnesty to overstayers

About the Discussion

You can get to know the answers to the above questions and more from Erica Stanford, National MP and Spokesperson for Immigration and Education on February 12, 2022

‘Indians Living in Auckland,’ the largest Facebook group of Indians in the country’s biggest city is organising a Discussion with the National MP in association with Indian Newslink. The Programme will be held from 3 pm to 4.30 pm

The Discussion is a part of the joint efforts of ‘Indians Living in Auckland Facebook Group’ and Indian Newslink to foster positive and constructive discussions regularly with members of Parliament, diplomats, ministers, community leaders and others.

Rashna Tata, a popular community leader, will moderate the discussion and present questions to Ms Stanford on behalf of members of the Group, readers of Indian Newslink and other guests. Vasu Kunapuli, an IT expert, will manage the technical aspects of the programme.

The event will be available on Facebook and YouTube later.

Some ground rules

Ms Stanford will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible.

However, questions should be sent on or before 6 pm on Friday, February 11, 2022, by email to indianslivinginauckland1@gmail.com

Some ground rules are to be followed in the interest of a robust discussion.

  1. Please mute your audio and disable your video. This compliance is mandatory
  2. There will no discussions on politics or religion; no name-calling and no derogatory remarks on any person
  3. Supplementary questions may be asked on the chat line during the Discussion but they will be chosen subject to time and other constraints
  4. The Team Meetings Administrator reserves the right to remove anyone who violates the conditions

The Facebook Group will be open from 2.50 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

If you need any further clarification, please email indianslivinginauckland1@gmail.com

Please click the following link (or the link mentioned on top of this story) to join the Discussion:

 

 

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