• Friday, May 20, 2022

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New report calls for overhaul of immigration system

REPORT CARD: Experts say the immigration system needs to work more effectively

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING FOREIGN students should be removed from the net migration target and highly-skilled workers be given more weight in the UK immigration system, a new parliamentary report has recommended. Calls for the government to reduce its target of net migration by “tens of thousands” was a further recommendation of the Immigration Policy: basis for building consensus report, released on Monday (15) by the Home Affairs select committee. Currently, the annual net migration is at 230,000. In 2010, former prime minister David Cameron set a target to reduce net migration by tens of thousands, but this mark was never…

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