Mr Ostapowicz’ letter (June 16) was on the mark, but missed a few vital points. If people come to my party uninvited we label them gatecrashers; if people enter my home against my will we label them home invaders. Both have acted illegally and can be prosecuted.
New Zealand welcomes 750 genuine refugees each year. We offer them full citizenship rights. It may be a small number, but at least we have established our acceptance level for those in need.
New Zealand does not welcome people who remain here after their visas have expired – we call them overstayers. New Zealand does not welcome people who arrive here uninvited – they arrive illegally.
Why then does the media pretend to legitimise such people by labelling them migrants? Why do the bleeding hearts among us think it is alright for New Zealand to accept what would not be acceptable at the domestic level?
It is our taxes, our jobs, our homes, our resources these illegals are stealing.