A lottery is a better system for immigration as it ensures an equal cross section of society.?
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A lottery is a better system for immigration as it ensures an equal cross section of society.
Reasons To Disagree
In a country as small as NZ, with our falling birthrates, etc, this would be a very foolish idea.
20 April 2006
What a crazy idea,any criminal can buy a lottery ticket and get lucky and badaboom, a whole new set of problems
24 April 2006
yeah, right! Let's have 50% undesirables. Stupid question.
20 September 2006
Being randoms to any country is not good at all, you dont know what you are going to get like Forrest Gump said. Not the best immigration policy
17 January 2008
How can you bet on someones life?
16 August 2012
What a stupid idea
16 October 2012
Reasons To AgreeNo reasons have yet been given to agree with the statement.
Reasons for Remain Neutral
New Zealand needs to look at all options for immigration services and visas and in particular, could look towards North America where there is a lottery based system applied for visas. While i don't disagree, i don't agree either as there are pros and cons to this system being used. It is something that should be further explored.
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