BEERG: UK Home Secretary Orders Rethink of Post-Brexit Immigration Plans

June 28, 2019

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee to investigate lowering Theresa May’s post-Brexit plans for a £30,000 minimum salary threshold for skilled migrants and £20,800 for recent foreign graduates at British universities.

Mr. Javid urged the Committee to consider allowing firms to pay the going rate for foreign recruits after Brexit and also to look at the possibility of different salary thresholds in different areas of the UK.

He also called for an end to Mrs. May’s tough restrictions on international students who want to stay on in Britain to work after they graduate from UK universities.  He argues that her insistence that foreign students can work for no more than six months in the UK after completing their studies undermines Britain’s universities and is harming the country’s search for the best global talent.

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