ST: Most Singaporeans still ‘welcome’ foreigners
Posted by temasektimes on June 2, 2012
‘More than eight in ten’ Singaporeans feel Singapore still needs foreigners, but they should only be hired to do jobs that Singaporeans do not want to do.
Of those who want Singapore to keep its doors ‘open’ to foreigners, 54 percent want to slow the influx of foreigners, 14 percent want to slow the influx of high-end workers and 10 percent want to admit only foreigners who are younger and able to contribute.
Due to the government’s ultra-liberal and pro-foreigner immigration policies, an increasing number of foreigners have flocked to Singapore to study, work and live for the last few years, leading to rampant inflation, especially that of public housing, stagnant wages and a noticeable deterioration of living standards.
Foreigners now make up a third of Singapore’s workforce and nearly half its population. Compared to other developed countries, it is very easy for foreigners to obtain Singapore PR and citizenship.