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As countries worldwide are facing economic pressures more countries are making changes to the immigrants it allows to enter & reside in their countries. To alleviate the problem of migrants that do not speak English fluently or will not contribute to New Zealand economically & therefore put further pressure on Social Benefits & Hospital & Medical services etc New Zealand is making changes to it's Immigration policies as this article outlines.

Leaked plans to changes in the Immigration requirements for New Zealand will mean that
Applications from parents seeking residency to be with children already in New Zealand will be placed in the slow processing lane if their children-sponsors are not "high-income" people.

Parents will no longer be able to bring in dependent children and applicants who are poor in English will be required to pre-pay for language lessons.
The full article can be read here

Plan to favour wealthy immigrants - National - NZ Herald News
 
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