A strict immigration system after Brexit - these are the characteristics of the immigrants Britain wants - Trip and work

Friday, 20 November 2020

A strict immigration system after Brexit - these are the characteristics of the immigrants Britain wants


"People before the passport" is how British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the new immigration system, which will enter into force after the withdrawal from the European Union, meaning that Europeans will not have any preferential advantage compared to the rest of the immigrants, and Johnson believes that the new immigration system "will be more Fair "in dealing with all immigrants according to the same standards.

Perhaps the British Prime Minister did not talk about the other side of the issue, which says that the new system will be in favor of the "competencies" that the country needs in certain sectors such as the health sector or financial services. As for immigrants of medium competencies, many obstacles are placed before them, and in the best case they will be granted They have a one-year renewable residency visa.

The main goal, which the successive British governments have not hidden since the era of British Prime Minister David Cameron, is to reduce the number of immigrants, and by returning to the figures of the National Statistics Agency in Britain, it will be shown how the influx of immigrants to the country reached its extent in 2015 when the ceiling of immigrants exceeded 350 thousand, before it reached It's back in a gradual decline since 2016, the year the British voted to leave the European Union.

Indeed, since that year, the number of immigrants has been declining, to fall under the ceiling of 300 thousand immigrants during the past year, and the main goal remains to reach 100,000 immigrants annually, and the British government is seeking the Australian system to achieve this goal.

Reducing immigrants

The Advisory Committee on Immigration and the Sponsored issued its final report on the features of the new immigration system in Britain, and its impact on the economy in the country and the flow of immigrants to it, and the committee asserts that the new system will lead to a significant decrease in the number of immigrants coming to the country, achieving the goal of Boris Johnson.

The committee says that this system has many positive aspects that contribute to increasing the revenues of the state treasury, given the fees that will be paid by all who wish to obtain a work visa in Britain, and reduce the pressure on public services from schools, hospitals and municipal councils.

On the other hand, the committee’s report, consisting of more than 276 pages, expects that this new system will have a negative impact on the British economy and the country's demographic growth in the long run. The report says that one of the conditions for maintaining economic development is the availability of an important human mass, the majority of which are young. If the number of immigrants is reduced by a large number, this will lead to a decline in demographic growth.

With the exception of the Conservative Party’s goal of fulfilling its pledge to control the flow of migrants, in the strategic term the new immigration system will not have a positive impact on the country.

The Immigration Strategic Committee estimates that the new system will lead to a slight increase in per capita gross domestic product and general productivity in the country, as well as "slight" growth in the public finances of the United Kingdom, and reduce pressure on the health system and social assistance in the country.

The great negative impact, according to the opinion of this committee, remains "the significant decline in the activity of small enterprises and shops, which is the activity in which immigrants work intensively, and it will decline if Britain brings in only highly qualified people."

The conclusions of the committee, which the British government will have to consider, show that many inaccuracies have been propagated regarding immigration in Britain, as it has turned into a peg for many of the crises that the country is experiencing, especially on the economic level.