Toughening The Points Based System


Balanced Migration, Cross Party Group, Economics, Employment, European Union, Policy, Visas/Work Permits

With unemployment climbing fast, it is no longer acceptable that jobs which have never been advertised in Britain should be offered to economic migrants. Nor should migrants be admitted without a job to go to. The total of these categories is at least 75,000 jobs a year and probably a good deal more. These arrangements should be suspended while the recession lasts.


It is not generally realised that a significant number of work permits are issued to foreign economic migrants without the job being advertised in Britain or in the EU and that a considerable number of economic migrants are admitted without a job to go to.


To see the full text of this document go to Migrationwatch’s Briefing Paper 3.5.

10th November 2008

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