Thursday, December 29, 2005


There is somthing seriously wrong with our immigration policy.
The reason I say this is that I know quite a few business women in auckland who run businesses where they get imigrants from overseas and bring them into NZ. they tell the government that they will pay them lets say 50k per year (or whatever it is that is the minimum NZ requires) they then pay these people about $400 a week (no tax deducted or paid) for about 65 or so hours of work plus arranging for them to have rent in a room with maybe 4 or 5 other people.

There are a couple of problems here
1) how is it that it is so well known that they are doing this and yet they dont get shut down straight away?
2) how is it that when they do get shut down they restart in jsut a little while I understand at least one of these peopel has been caught a number of times for illegal immigration and not paying tax and so forth.

The bottom line seems to be that they in theory make several hundred thousand dollars a year from this scheme. Surely when they get caught they should be fined several times what they cheated everyone out of (to pay the employees and the tax department and a deterant charge (for example if you only catch half of them you must have at least 2 times penalties to be deterant). And if that is the case you would run a god chance of making money out of each investigation!


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