The New Zealand Government is holding to its election commitment of cutting down the immigration. Before the last election, Labour showed it would decrease immigration numbers by 20,000 to 30,000, while New Zealand First promised to take it right below to 10,000 from 70,000.
New numbers show the Government has cut resident visa numbers to the lowest observed in the last couple of decades. In opposition, temporary work visas are at their most significant point ever. Immigration experts state net migration numbers are still high.
In the previous year, 250,000 individuals came into the nation on work visas, while 34,000 individuals became new residents. If you see at work visas, they are still very cheerful, and a lot of individuals still want to come into the nation as students and as tourists.
Bonnett, Immigration Reporter states the sharp fall in residence numbers began with changes made by the former National Government. But she tells the drop in resident numbers in the previous year is mainly because of processing delays.
She says an anti-immigration opinion began brewing on 2015 and 2016 when newcomers were blamed for soaring house prices and demands on infrastructure. People became really concerned with immigration when, in reality, some of the problems were not linked to immigration at all.
Students are still striving to come into the nation, and global education is still a huge business. But a reorganizing Immigration New Zealand, which agreed with visa volume rises, has driven a spanner in the works.
In an effort to streamline the process and cut expenses, Immigration New Zealand aspired to reduce the global visa processing centers number from 25 to 10.
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