Great Britain announces new immigration system

Following the departure from European Union on 31 January 2020, the British government has just announced the new immigration system that will take effect in January 2021. It will be an “Australian-style” points-based system: those who want to emigrate to the UK will have to score at least 70 points to be qualified for a visa. Australia also has a points-based skilled worker visa system. The UK proposes a stricter version that only allows foreign workers to apply if they have already received a job offer.

The new system is especially detrimental to low skilled workers. The aim is selecting “the brightest and the best from around the world”, according to Home Secretary Priti Patel statements. It will award foreign citizens by points regarding specific skills, professions, salaries or attributes.

This new rules would not have allowed to enter the UK the unskilled father of Priti Sushil Patel, British Home Secretary, a child of Indian immigrants from East Africa or others members from the Conservative Party like Michael Howard from a Jewish family that emigrated from Romania or Sajid Javid, who served as finance minister for a short period since July 2019 and renounced in February (a son of a Pakistani migrant who worked a bus driver when they moved to the UK) reminds The Guardian.

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