UK planning EU migration cuts
United Kingdom, 12th October: UK Home Secretary is considering to reduce EU migration levels soon.
And this may mean several restrictions on EU migrants including huge curbs on free movement of EU nationals wanting to come and work in the UK, new rules for EU citizens’ access to benefits in the UK and entry of dependants of EU citizens in the UK.
Reduced EU migration levels for reducing net UK immigration—Giving details about the plans under consideration, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the UK may impose new and fresh range of UK visa restrictions on some EU nationals. Aim of such restrictions will be to bring down net UK immigration levels down, affirmed May and Cameron.
Cameron maintained that the UK needs to review in details the competency of certain EU laws that allow free movement of workers and their dependents in the UK. Hence, the Freedom of Movement Directive will be reviewed by Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Mrs. May, too, confirmed during a recent interview that the freedom of movement is being abused. So, a review is being made into the whole issue.
She said EU rules that allow EU nationals’ partners to live in the EU are likely to be reviewed.
UK visa curbs to control unemployment in the UK--The planned UK visa curbs are in response to the unabated levels of unemployment in the UK. Cameron, while expressing his serious concern on the increasing joblessness among Britons, said a cap on EU nationals is must keeping in view the concerns of the people.
He said he was amazed at finding a significantly high percentage of foreign workers from other EU nations during his recent visit to two factories in the UK.
So, keeping in view the vague situation of joblessness among British people, it’s high time the nation works towards educating, training and offering apprenticeships to the unemployed youth here to help them get back to work, affirmed Cameron.
He maintained that the UK government has already limited the number of immigrants to be allowed into the UK from outside the EU.
The UK is committed to bring down net immigration level to ‘tens of thousands’ from the current ‘hundreds of thousands’ even as the net UK immigration was around 216,000 in 2011.