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What people are saying about our immigration policy

On Monday, Labour announced our immigration policy. Our country is built on immigration and we'll always welcome migrants, but after nine years of neglect under National, we need to take a breather while we invest in building more homes and more infrastructure. 

Since Andrew Little made the announcement, we've been flooded with supportive messages about our fresh approach. Here are some of the people and groups who've come out in support of our plan:

‘Labour’s immigration policy has a positive focus on higher skills and regional concerns.’
Kirk Hope, BusinessNZ Chief Executive

‘It is a careful and moderate policy designed to deal with several serious problems at once.’ 
Dominion Post editorial

‘Federated Farmers is heartened by the Labour Party’s proposal to create a regional skills shortlist which places emphasis on the settlement of skilled workers to the provinces.’ 
Federated Farmers

‘We like the idea of a regionalised approach.’ 
Dylan Firth, Hospitality NZ spokesperson

KiwiBuild visa will ‘attract more firms to train because they can’t get access to those exterior skills.’ 
Warwick Quinn, Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation Chief Executive

‘It should ensure the pursuit of a better quality of skills and talent coming into the country.’ 
Michael Barnett, Head of Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Why don't you see what you think? Read the full policy here: labour.org.nz/immigration

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