Proposals to UK immigration bad for schools, hospitals
United Kingdom, 6th February: Latest changes proposed to UK immigration rules are likely to prove detrimental to aspiring skilled immigrants wanting to come here.
This has been warned by several scientists in the UK.
UK immigration changes could restrict skilled immigrants—Skilled foreigners wanting to move to the UK to live and work here could be restricted to do so under latest UK immigration proposals. This has been revealed by a group of 23 scientists in a letter to the UK immigration minister.
As per the immigration plans under review, the annual intake for skilled immigrants to the UK might be reduced significantly. The letter has been signed by several leading scientists as well as the Royal Society and published by the Campaign for Science and Engineering.
Several key job removals from shortage occupation list--As per the details, the new UK immigration rules, if introduced, might eliminate the engineering, nuclear, education and medical jobs from the ‘shortage occupation list’.
UK immigration proposals are likely to threaten aspiring skilled immigrants wanting to come and get jobs here.
This is despite the fact that the UK is unable to fill such jobs due to lack of available Britons with required skill-sets. Currently, the jobs in the ‘shortage occupation list’ are those of science and mathematics teachers, petroleum engineers, pediatricians, hearth specialists, radioactive waste managers and radiologists.
Skilled migrants significant for UK--Many of the jobs that might be eliminated from the ‘shortage occupation list’ of the UK are considered crucial for the UK economy, the letter affirms. And the fact is that neither are the native Britons available for such jobs nor is the UK government giving training for filling such jobs.
The UK cannot solve the problem of replacing immigrants with Briton workers in a short span of two years, the letter further affirms. In such a scenario, removing all such jobs from the redesigned ‘shortage occupation list’ So, the UK cannot gain self-sufficiency in a matter of two years only, the letter maintains.
And another important fact is that the skilled immigrants in the occupations currently included in ‘shortage occupation list’ help educating the children and save lives of patients in the UK hospitals. The UK needs to reconsider its proposals.