Jono - you made an all-encompassing statement that "some people" presume immigrants will be dependent rather than independent.
I made a highly qualified and specific statement that all immigrants would require somewhere to live - whether or not they are capable of buying their own home on arrival.
If they can buy their own home they are considered to be "independent", are they not? Yet still they will have an impact on housing supply and demand, as I pointed out.
So, your misrepresentation is obvious. You were trying to criticise me for something I had not actually said. Quite why so many contributors to this forum behave in this way is beyond me.
Regarding your other point:
I say that people who are in need of help deserve to be helped, out of a sense of common decency and humanity. I would not hesitate to help someone who arrived here penniless and hungry, because that would be the decent and considerate thing to do.
However, I would not shrink from making sure that no more immigrants found their way across our borders to add to the unsustainable burdens being placed on our "charity".
There is a limit to what we can be expected to deal with, with respect to economic and social problems that are prevalent elsewhere, and I think that the limit was reached several years ago.
I would immediately stop all "discretionary" immigration - i.e. all immigration that is under our own control, pending a proper study of all the economic and sociological effects on our country that the immigration of the past 50 or so years has produced.