The mostly Anglo-Celtic nation of New Zealand has been flooded in recent years with large numbers of Asian immigrants. The White population which stood at almost 92% in 1961 is now down to less than 74% . Thankfully, the rapid change is waking up many people and the government is beginning to respond.
ABC News reports:
New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.
The changes come a day after Australia said it would scrap a temporary visa for skilled overseas workers and after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order he said should help American workers whose jobs are threatened by skilled immigrants.
New Zealand’s Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said in a speech that the government was unapologetic that industries relying on overseas workers are finding it harder to recruit people from abroad.
“We are absolutely committed to the principle of kiwis first,” he said, using an informal term for New Zealanders.
…It is the second time New Zealand has tightened its immigration rules in the past six months and the latest changes come during an election year, when many people have expressed alarm at the immigration rate.
Woodhouse is a member of the conservative National Party. He voted against a 2013 bill which legalized homosexual marriage. He is also the father of three White children.