Refugees yes, economic migrants not so much. Most of the western countries now have their own problems, running up deficits etc. No kids working part time/seasonal. We lived like students to the age of 30 to get the house and got it cheap due the the financial crash and a divource. We also used a 20% deposit and short term mortage. No kids double income at the time and room mates until I was 32. Rich immigrants are pricing the natives out of the housing stock. Maybe its also desirable to live here because of our culture. We are getting internal migration now to get away from the new migrants/insane house prives. Things like cops and teachers who are well paid are struggling as well McDonalds is offering $19 an hour in Auckland and thats not enough.