vegetariantaxidermy wrote:How strange. The NZ immigration site is blocked from all the browsers I tried. Perhaps it's another example of that ridiculous little country's new anti-free speech laws. ...
Or maybe your lack of IT skills.
I do know that refugees have always been given automatic citizenship there (whether they want it or not), but perhaps that's changed. ...
It was never the case I suspect and still isn't now. They get right to remain and in five years can apply for citizenship.
"12.4 Requirements for citizenship After a qualifying period of five years as Permanent Residents, quota refugees are eligible to apply for New Zealand citizenship."
You seem to be the 'expert' (expert at Wiki-ing). ...
No idea why you like wiki so much?
I don't see what NZ's exemplary treatment of refugees has to do with the price of fish though. ...
No more exemplary than any other nation.
Can you post up this source that says refugees get 20,000 dollars to do as they like with as I can find nothing to support such a claim?
You do like to use the alleged 'implications' of others as a basis for your 'arguments' (talk about clutching at straws). There was no suggestion/implication/assumption whatsoever in my comment regarding homelessness in NZ that it has in any way been caused by refugees. NZ has the over-privilged parasites of the UN 'ordering' it to take more refugees, while it's ovbious that the country is having a huge amount of trouble housing its own people. That makes no sense. Most of the motels are filled up with homeless Kiwi motel-hoppers. There are several causes for the homelessness problem and all of them involve greed and the self-serving neo-liberal policies of the last Govt. ...
Then vote another one in.
No one is 'ordering' NZ to take refugees, NZ has signed up to international agreements and is just honouring them.
England has persecuted practically every race on the planet--often in the most extreme ways imaginable. ...
Well the extreme ways generally occurred in the penal colonies and I guess that's what happens to the morals of those governed by psychopaths.
Its arrogant, high-handed and racist policies have systematically destroyed any chance of peace or stability in the ME.
We have had fuck all influence in the ME for nearly a hundred years, look elsewhere. But I think you are asking a lot if you think there will be peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
You really have no room to criticise any other country. ...
Of course I have, as I've protested against the things you've just sat in your troll cave and moaned about and I wasn't around for the far past just the last fifty odd decades and I've protested in pretty much forty of them, you?
It's difficult to find exact figures for England because it doesn't seem to have a refugee quota. I found this though.
''Refugees can be resettled to the UK via the Gateway Protection Programme, the Mandate Scheme, the Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme (VCRS), or the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme (VPRS).
In 2018, 5,806 people were resettled in the UK, (7% fewer than the previous year), including 4,407 under the VPRS, 688 under the VCRS.''
Wow. A whole 5,806 in a country of 56 million people (not including the rest of the UK).
Let's play figures then, here's the first ones I based my assertion that NZ is worse than the UK when it comes to accepting refugees. It's the amount of refugees accepted between 2007 and 2016 per thousand of the population. You'll find NZ quite a way behind the UK.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... population
If you don't like those here's the figures for refugee population by country up until 2017,
And by percentage the UK has 0.18 of it's population as refugees and NZ as 0.02. Both pitiful figures I'm sure you agree but NZ just a little more pitiful no?
For some strange reason the English seem to have an innate superiority complex. Odd, for possibly the least attractive or charming people on the planet (or perhaps because of it). You can even see it in the arrogant and condescending way you use the 'quote' function, knowing that it annoys and inconveniences others. ...
One, I'm not here for your convenience, two, you speak for others now? Three, now I know it annoys you I find myself slightly happier and five, write coherent paragraphs and you'll get a paragraph in response.
Couldn't find a single thing on NZ's policy for refugees and citizenship but I did find this:
''Information for Transgender Applicants
Return to Births, Deaths and Marriages home page
Return to Passports home page
Return to Citizenship home page
All of the Department of Internal Affairs' information for transgender people is located on this page.
Like I say, your IT skills appear lacking.