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UK may exclude students, medical staff from strict immigration laws

By News Express on 06/06/2018

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•Prime Minister Theresa May
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Following the position of the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, towards reducing net migration and bringing it to lower sustainable levels, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said the Home Secretary will have the support of almost everyone in Parliament to exclude students and medical staff from the immigration cap.

He, however, wondered whether Prime Minister Theresa May would be willing to admit her long-cherished policy is wrong, adding: “I hope Parliament can get to vote on this as soon as possible.”

According to Davey, if the new Home Secretary is going to make a genuine change from the policies of Theresa May and his immediate predecessor, Amber Rudd, his changes to the immigration cap need to go way beyond a minor tinker. “The immigration cap has never worked because of Britain’s economy and public services, from the NHS to our universities, depend on a more flexible approach. Major change at the Home Office can’t come quickly enough.”

The UK government had earlier through the PM, May recommitted the Conservative party to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands a year which was a policy proposed by Former Prime Minister David Cameron as opposition.

Within the business community, there seems a groundswell of support on a rethink and the need to take a fresh look at the immigration laws suggested by new Home Secretary, Javid. This support is based on the argument that a rethink could potentially increase skilled workers arriving in the UK and allow more students to study in the UK.

Mr Javid said he is “working towards reducing net migration and bringing it to lower sustainable levels,” but he refused to explicitly support the goal of reducing it to below 100,000 per year, a shift welcomed by businesses. Presently from last year, the net migration figure of 273,000 had 164,000 people coming from outside the EU which comprises of Nigeria, South Africa, Asian countries amongst others.

In the thinking of Javid, there is a potential damage to the economy if work visa is reduced, family reunion affected and similar cases such as refugees. While speaking on the Andrew Marr show on BBC said: “I empathise with that point, it is something I would like to look at again and working towards reducing net migration and bringing it to lower sustainable levels.”

Research shows that UK unemployment figure is at its lowest level at 4.2pc, making it harder for companies to find the workers.

Source News Express

Posted 06/06/2018 12:12:56 PM

 

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