The tough immigration rules in UK are being seen as a reason behind unemployment and illegal immigration in the country. Over the years, UK has continued to toughen its immigration rules for immigrants of various categories. This is believed to be resulting in joblessness and illegal entries into the country.
Immigrants bring profit
An analysis reveals that the immigrants have greatly contributed to UK’s economy by their presence. Their contribution sums up to a total of 25 billion pounds since the last 10 years. Despite the overwhelming amount of money generated by immigrants, they are being kept away through the government’s tough immigration rules.
The contribution of the immigrants can be seen in terms of job creation for the nationals and UK’s soft power. The other nationals who come to UK are met with resistance in a number of ways. In 2011 the non EU students were prevented from working after graduation.
Britain restricts immigrants
Further employers of the country were required to pay an additional amount of 2000 pounds and wait for 28 days to hire non EU graduates. Adding to this was a reduction in the number of work visas issued each year. This was not the only disappointment the immigrants had to face.
The income threshold for those citizens who want to bring their spouse or partner there, was increased to 18,600 pounds. The amount is something that 47% of British population does not even earn. However, the immigration rules relating to further education of non EU students and the permanent residents of immigrants are tough and it is likely that they will remain so, until the British government realizes her loss.
Original Source: Management Today