After months of research, the UK government has finally unveiled its post-Brexit immigration action plan. The United Kingdom will soon introduce its point-based immigration system, as the Conservative Party promised in their election manifesto. The government is going to follow this method mainly to stop the entry of ‘less skilled’ immigrants into the UK.
Those who want to go to the UK under the new rules must have 60 points. To earn these 60 points, he must have an annual income of at least 25,600 (20 points), speak good English (10 points), and have a job offer from an approved sponsor. Must have some more qualifications.
Those who voted in favor of Brexit in 2016 may be welcoming the new system, as they want immigration to the UK to be curtailed as much as possible and those already in the UK to be deported. But because of this point system, especially low-income people are now at risk of being forced to leave the country. Remember, many successful people have come to the UK but have not yet built a career to meet these 60 points. Immigrants first come here and then slowly build fortunes.
A few days ago, London-based journalist Harry Wallop said on Twitter that his grandfather came here from Lithuania when he was just 15 years old. He goes to people’s houses and ferries shoes. Even he didn’t know English. He later made his career at Burton’s The Taylor, Britain’s sixth-largest company.
It is not that Wallop’s grandfather came up alone. According to a 2016 report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, there are more than one and a half times as many entrepreneurs from abroad as there are entrepreneurs born in the UK from scratch.
Research by the research institute Jira found that 9 out of 10 companies in the UK are owned by immigrants. The news of discomfort for the government is that Britain is like a pilgrimage for the talented and talented people of foreign countries. They want to develop their talents by coming here. Try to implement their brilliant ideas here.
But following this new method, it will be seen that many talented people cannot go to the UK because they cannot meet the financial or other conditions. If one has to come to the UK with all the qualities, it will not be possible for most. Many of those who came to Britain has been successful. But many have not been able to succeed from all sides. Many work here in hospitals, coffee shops, or bakeries. They don’t even get a good salary and don’t even know ‘good English’ because they don’t need formal higher education to communicate with everyone.
The biggest thing is that in this new system, people are not seen as human beings but as ‘humanoid skill providers. Through this, the government is going to send the message that they will only immigrate to foreigners who will benefit the UK, and not to anyone else. There is no reason to assume that a person who earns a point that qualifies as an immigrant will only consider the United Kingdom as the desired destination. Since he is qualified and skilled in all respects, he has many more countries ahead of him. The person who can meet so many conditions in the UK is undoubtedly talented and quality. What sadness would a country that constantly taps on the tip of its nose to catch the flaws of an immigrant think of that country as the only place for that person to develop talent?