The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home.
Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, said:
“To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call home, we want you to know New Zealand welcomes you.
“We are a kind, compassionate and safe country. New Zealanders want to help and we can.
Green spokesperson on immigration and human rights Golriz Ghahraman, said:
“With war and persecution forcing more and more people to flee their homes, it is the right time to be increasing the amount of people we welcome here.
“At this moment in global history, taking more refugees is a reflection of the strength of our values. It is the right thing to do.”