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Immigration - Refugees

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Introduce an annual review process for all immigration categories including refugees, family reunion cases and New Zealand's special responsibilities relating to some Pacific Island countries

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Keith Locke

Progressively increase our refugee quota from 750 per year to 1000 per year
Ensure that all refugees and asylum seekers are treated humanely, with detention only used in exceptional cases, where a genuine security risk can be identified
Abide by the provisions of the 1951 Refugee Convention and related international agreements
Improve funding to the RMS Refugee Resettlement to enable it to fulfil its mandate
Provide specialised services for refugees, such as the Refugees as Survivors Clinics

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Clayton Cosgrove

Improve the uptake of English language education for migrants and refugees
Ensure the Labour Inspectorate monitors employers' use of migrant labour to ensure there is not exploitation of immigrant or refugee workers

Maori Party Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Dr Lockwood Smith

Cut refugee quotas to 750

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Review 'family reunification' policies across both the immigrant and refugee categories which have rapidly become an open door for large numbers of unqualified migrants
The family reunification category [of the refugee policy] will be limited to spouses and immediate dependent children only and will be incorporated into the 750 annual quota
Amend the Immigration Act to ensure that those with a serious criminal conviction from an overseas jurisdiction cannot be considered for refugee status
Replace the Refugee Status Appeals Authority with a body directly accountable to parliament
Modify the refugee programme to ensure all refugee claims are considered on a case-by-case basis and that refugee numbers are not solely dictated by overseas jurisdictions

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Form a trained, ready-response refugee team that can fly at short notice to the location of a refugee crisis and apply pre-set criteria to fill New Zealand's quota
Establish a specific employment placement service for refugees

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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