After Germany, the UK Targets Reduction of Immigration


After a German furore over workers’ immigration, it is now the turn of the UK to come upon immigrants. The UK government is worried that the net immigration is going up year after year. It argues that the student visas are being abused, saying the people are choosing student visas a route to come for working instead of learning.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), an estimated 580,000 arrived in the UK in the year up to March 2010 and 364,000 people left the UK during the same period. The net immigration shows at 216,000. The UK ministers want to reduce this figure to tens of thousands by 2015.

The UK previously revealed a plan to reduce immigration. The plan involves cutting the number of visas available for skilled workers. It aims to reduce the immigration from outside the European Economic Community (EU and a handful of other countries). Some say it is difficult to cut immigration of skilled workers.

German Chancellor also said that Germany had to allow skilled workers to immigrate along with blocking those who come to utilize the benefits.

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