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Immigration and the General Election

Jul 03, 2024

"The Immigration Election" takes centre stage in Reform UK's election leaflet and remains a key focus for all major parties. The recent Prime Ministerial TV debate saw heated discussions on this crucial issue.

In 2019, the Brexit Party's predecessor, Reform UK, partnered with the Conservatives to "get Brexit Done" and regain control of our borders. Despite these efforts, both legal and illegal migration reached record highs post-Brexit. All political parties now acknowledge that immigration levels are "too high" and pledge to reduce them. From Sir Keir Starmer's promise to lower immigration under Labour to Rishi Sunak's assertion that only the Conservatives can effectively manage it, the debate continues to be a focal point.
The impact of salary thresholds and other restrictions in the Points-Based System has left businesses struggling to recruit skilled workers. The Rwanda scheme presents further challenges, hinting at a complex future ahead. Backlogs and underfunding within the Home Office system continue to pose ongoing issues.

Looking ahead, the Conservatives plan to continue with the Rwanda scheme, focus on combating organised crime, and aim for a 6-month turnaround for asylum claims. However, implementing these measures will come at a cost. Additionally, minimum salary thresholds for business immigration will rise, health surcharge payments will increase, and a cap will be placed on work-related visas.

Labour criticizes the Rwanda scheme as impractical and aims to scrap it, opting instead to invest in a Border Security Command and upskill the resident workforce. The party's history with the Points Based System dates back to the 2005 General election under Tony Blair, emphasizing continuity in their approach.
Reform UK proposes withdrawing from the ECHR to halt certain international humanitarian obligations and implementing a freeze on non-essential migration. However, defining "non-essential" and enforcing such a freeze present a challenge.

While other parties like the Liberal Democrats and Greens align with the main themes, the future of immigration policy remains uncertain. The lack of financial resources and geopolitical complexities make planning for the future a daunting task for businesses.

In conclusion, as we navigate the ever-evolving immigration landscape, we understand the ongoing challenges that individuals face with no easy solutions in sight. The dynamic interplay of global factors continues to shape the movement of people, highlighting the complexity of the issue at hand. Stay informed with our latest news updates and trust in our services to guide you through the intricate terrain of UK immigration.

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To see how we can help, contact us today on 01403 801801 or [email protected]

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