UK to crackdown on immigration
United Kingdom, 7th October: UK will launch a crackdown on immigration shortly, warns Theresa May, UK’s Home Secretary.
This will be to curb increased number of people coming to the UK, thanks to the UK immigration norms. Speaking during an anti-immigration speech at a conference of the Conservative party held in Manchester, the home secretary said the UK is firm to bring down its annual immigration levels to tens of thousands although its not a simple job.
Huge immigrant influx overstrained UK’s public system—Ms. May came out heavily against the lack luster policies of the Labor government during its 13 year reign that resulted in addition of around 2.2 million immigrants into the UK. This is almost four times the total population of Manchester, she claimed.
An increased influx of immigrants in the UK in the past couple of years has overburdened the public and social services of the nation, cautions May. And this needs to be controlled immediately to help the hard working Britons who sweat for their families and care for their community, she adds.
So, the aim of the UK government is to help Britons make a better future, she affirmed.
New UK immigration rules for curbing sham marriages—The UK immigration minister Damian Green has announced that the UK will shortly announce new UK marriage visa rules to restrict those entering the UK through sham marriages or bogus marriages.
A foreign spouse will be required to clear an English language test before gaining entry to join his/her partner in the UK, the immigration minister informed.
And the right to stay permanently in the UK will be provided to a couple who stays together for a minimum period of five years as against the former requirement of two years, the minister clarifies. While highlighting the incidence of immigrants dumping their spouses to bring in others, Green promised to control such sham marriages which are nothing but a big shame on the society.
Changes in UK immigration rules for non-EU professionals—The UK has announced its plans to scrap an earlier rule that enables non-EU professionals to settle in the UK after working for a period of five years. The rule has been misused widely by a large number of foreign criminals, informed UK PM David Cameron.
Ms. May stated that many foreigners got an automatic right to settle in the UK as a result of temporary UK immigration and this rule will be changed to ensure that immigrants coming to the UK to work here have to return back after the expiry of their UK visas.
So, this change will end foreign nationals’ right to stay in the UK by using the right to family life.