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Damian Green: We Only Want The ‘Brightest And Best’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 2, 2012

Immigrants must “add to the quality of life in Britain” to be let in, the Immigration Minister will say on Thursday.

Damian Green will say Britain does not need more middle managers or unskilled labour and only wants the “brightest and the best” migrants as the Government strives to be more selective in its immigration policies.

It is time to move away from the debate over numbers and ask “how we can benefit from immigration”, he will claim.

The government has pledged to cut net migration from the current 242,000 to the “tens of thousands” last seen in the 1990s, with crackdowns on forced and sham marriages, bogus students and an annual cap on immigrants coming from outside the EU.

The Immigration Minister will say that bringing in any migrants who would be economically dependent on the state or who can “play no role in the life of this country” is unacceptable.

Instead “everyone who comes here must be selected to make a positive contribution”, he will say.

And new specialist routes will be developed further to improve the visa system for short-term business visitors and entertainers, encouraging world-class performers to come to Britain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oxford University’s Migration Observatory Research Finds Britons Want Immigration Reduced

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 16, 2011

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