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Upcoming UK Immigration quota criticized

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The new UK coalition government will be implementing a permanent immigration quota in 2011 with the aim of bringing  levels of migration to the rates in the 1990s.  As a side effect this will have a result of dramatically reducing the numbers of non-Europeans allowed to live and work in the UK.

For years, the Conservative Party has criticized and complained that the Labor Party’s policy of unchecked immigration had strained public services and has perpetuated social divisions preventing minorities from integrating with the main stream British culture.

However, the new policy of immigration quota is being heavily criticized by business leaders who warn that limiting much needed legitimate immigration could leave the United Kingdom short in many critical industries.

Examples cited include inadequate medical staff in many areas, delays in building new nuclear power stations, and a shortage of care workers needed for a steadily growing elderly population.  Some business leaders have warned that the quota runs the risk of stalling economic growth by choking off the supply of skilled foreign workers and thereby curtailing Britain’s recovery from recession.

It must be noted that as a European Union nation, citizens of most other members states have free movement to live and work in the UK.  Thus, it is clear that an immigration quota will heavily target workers from Africa, and Commonwealth countries such as India, Pakistan and Australia.

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Written by MithrasLaw

July 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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  1. Is it just me or is the British passport going through Inflation?
    I just get the feeling it’s not worth as much as it used to…

    Dave R

    July 29, 2010 at 4:03 am


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