Shane Jones annoyed at “elevated sense of entitlement from a lot of immigrant leaders”

New Zealand First MP Shane Jones is defending Immigration New Zealand (INZ) after it instructed officials to stop granting visas as an exception to instructions.

He has also lashed out at immigrant leaders upset with the tightening of the rules, saying they had an “elevated sense of entitlement”. Members of the Indian community had spoken out against the new measures, saying they disadvantage those who come from cultures that practice arranged marriages.

But Mr Jones told Magic Talk that Indians moving to New Zealand should learn to adapt. He likened it to Māori, who "adapted with the arrival of the Pākehā". He said if Indians feel it's too oppressive, "you always have the option of staying in your own country, marrying a lady over there, living there for two or three years, and then proving it's a genuine marriage. That option is always available".

Mr Jones had already told Radio NZ the Indian community has "no legitimate expectations in my view to bring your whole village to New Zealand and if you don't like it and you're threatening to go home - catch the next flight home".

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    commented on Shane Jones annoyed at “elevated sense of entitlement from a lot of immigrant leaders” 2019-11-08 19:46:01 +1300
    Well done Shane, yes once these migrants groups set up councils, or institutes or societies, then they tart to throw their weight around.
    Personally I am sick of all the crime and corruption that these low level immigrants from the third world cause.
    commented on Shane Jones annoyed at “elevated sense of entitlement from a lot of immigrant leaders” 2019-11-06 20:19:53 +1300
    Well , I think its fair enough that Mr Jones holds this stance, primarily because different country’s have different customs ,- which may not always be compatible with various laws of another nation. There needs to be some semblance of sovereign ability to legislate, as no country should be deemed ‘open slather’ and a free for all, and NZ should be no exception. We are already quite liberal in many respects, in some cases too much so.

    That said, there now needs to be some serious thought put into determining the sheer numbers of immigrants ,- and also geographic areas. During the 1950’s Dutch immigrants were given a selection of areas in which to settle around the country, this was to prevent a lack of assimilation / forming of mono community’s / and to promote learning of this new culture they found themselves in. After two years, they were free to move to any part of the country they wished to live.

    It may seem dictatorial now, but the logic behind it was to prevent the current situation we now find ourselves in.

    We do have a right to determine population and immigrant caps , we also have a sovereign right to determine the face of our population, its customs ,legal systems and the like. Just like any other country does. The trick is finding the balance that first and foremost works for this country , not penalizing recent arrivals unduly , – yet not compromising to the point citizens are feeling edged out in their own country by mass immigration.