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.