My proposals and thoughts on the issue of population & immigration in Jersey

I am personally horrified by the manner in which unchecked immigration has been having a significant impact on the Island’s environment, infrastructure and quality of life. I believe that an ageing population or any other sector needing support cannot be supported by a growing immigrant workforce whose members (and whatever family members they bring with them) will obviously themselves grow old in due course and need support.

I would support something akin to the Australian points system if proposed, and if nothing was proposed I would do further research properly and do a proposal along those lines myself.  I would give serious consideration to any proposals put forward to cut down the present unchecked immigration that is being allowed to continue, and back those that where viable, realistic and sustainable.

The advantage of the Australian points system is that amongst many other desirable aspects the Health checks would help stop further strain on our health service and Police checks would stop those with a criminal record from coming here.

The Australian work visas/permits or point system would ensure that future jobs would go to those already resident in the island first.

You can read my 2011 manifesto here  and you will find that I have not changed my views on immigration I could see a really bad situation arising if you read my 1999 manifesto.  I am not one  for doing u turns and going back on my word.

You can read my manifesto from 1999 when I stood for Deputy in the parish of St Peter.

I have actually started looking into this, my oldest daughter lives in Australia  with my two grandsons and her husband, both my daughter and her husband are Jersey Born, so I do know what paperwork they had to do in order for them to immigrate there, and I have also visited there twice on a holiday visa.

I would be interested in hearing what your opinions and views on this are, thank you.

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12 Responses to My proposals and thoughts on the issue of population & immigration in Jersey

  1. Tom Gruchy says:

    Have you studied the new Population office proposals that will probably come into force soon? What effect will these have on population and/or immigration? Have you read Michael Dun’s petition to the Privy Council against them and what do you think about the issues raised by him – especially regarding the proposed “identity card” for all Jersey residents?

    • lcorby says:

      I personally do not like the idea of Identity cards being applied to all the residents of Jersey.

      Work permits are considered racist and unfair by the EU for their citizens. The fact that some Jersey residents are not permitted to work or have any other rights in Europe is completely ignored – especially by the present Jersey government who it would appear consider native Jersey people as an embarrassment.

      A lot of people who live on Jersey have one or more parents/relatives from outside of the island; consequently a total ban on immigration is a bit ridiculous and smacks of double standards, having said that a guarded immigration (work permits, visa’s etc) if implemented correctly, policed and managed works for Australia, New Zealand, everyone who is not in Europe. Jersey also does need to protect their residentially qualified in a similar way!

      The public of Jersey do not want more people here, it is a fact that our present system is unworkable, you only have to look at the number of people who cannot get a job right now, we just keep on letting more in. If it is not stopped and controlled even more locally resident jersey people will be pushed out of their own island.

      All options must be seriously considered by the States of Jersey and the public of the Island. If anyone thinks they have a brilliant solution to this problem feel free to voice it here!

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  3. Mac says:

    Actually, there are a few people currently lumped in as “immigrants” who would do rather better under “Aussie rules”. The great failure of the way that the States has linked Housing and Reg of Unds rules is that it assumes the only way people will ever come to Jersey is by getting a job first, then getting on the housing ladder. That it is possible to go the other way – acquire housing, then go looking for work – escapes them.

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