Are UK Immigration Changes Changing Anything? An impartial review from UK Immigration Barristers
At the time of writing, David Cameron is currently in India attempting to encourage trade relations between Britain and the Indian nation. The Prime Minister is also using this opportunity to publicise a new fast-track UK Visa service to be made available to Indian entrepreneurs and students in order to encourage investment in the UK and entice students to enrol on courses at UK Universities.
Interestingly, Mr Cameron’s arrival in India has caused quite a stir, not only in India, but also in the UK for a number of contrasting reasons. In a review of recent events, UK Immigration Barristers, an intermediary immigration firm, examines whether the recent changes to UK Immigration laws have actually altered anything.
The general consensus of the British public at present is that Mr Cameron’s actions in India are causing confusion. Back home in Britain, the Prime Minister has made ruthless efforts to stem the flow of immigrants coming to the UK, yet on foreign soil he blatantly appears to be advocating an ‘open door’ UK immigration policy.
In recent weeks, Mr Cameron has urged Britain to embrace easier UK Immigration routes for Chinese tourists, the world’s ‘brightest and best’ and now, it would seem, Indian entrepreneurs.
Yet, Mr Cameron’s UK Immigration stance has been met with confusion, as in the same breath the Prime Minister wants to close UK Borders to Romanians and Bulgarians.
As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. UK Immigration, the Home Office and the UK Coalition Government are all in favour of immigration to the UK subject to certain conditions, such as welcoming the brightest and best and those that can fills gaps where there are a shortage of skills in the job market.
Critics have responded with the question of why all the changes to UK Immigration rules? Such rule changes have effectively made Britain far less welcoming and attractive to foreign nationals.
A statement from UK Immigration Barristers said: “Mr Cameron’s exploits in India have caused utmost confusion. On home soil he advocates border closures, yet overseas he promotes mass immigration. Therefore, will any of the changes to UK Immigration rules have any effect if even the Prime Minister is unsure what to do about immigration?”
During an interview with Sky News, Cameron openly admitted that: “Nine out of 10 of those who apply for a UK Visa get one and we are introducing a same-day UK Visa service for business people who want to come to Britain for linking up their businesses for trade and other things like that, and that’s why we’re going to introduce that service.”
In light of this statement, it would appear that tighter UK Immigration rules are having very little effect on certain nationalities as, to quote Mr Cameron, ‘nine out of 10’ applicants are obtaining a UK Visa.
However, for ‘undesirable immigrants’ around 70% of UK Visa applications are rejected. The issue this raises is that UK Immigration is fast becoming a hierarchical selection process, whereby Britain is ‘cherry-picking’ those nations from which they want to attract immigrants.
The UK Immigration Barristers review concludes that the only thing that UK Immigration rules are changing is world perception towards Britain. The UK has arguably become discriminatory towards certain immigrants from particular nations and now clearly has a ‘marketing strategy’ for UK Immigration.
UK Immigration Barristers states: “Our review reveals that public perception identifies the topic of UK Immigration as something that is fast becoming a publicity stunt for Britain, the problem is that the world is laughing at us. Contradictory statements and changes that aren’t changing anything but the way people see Britain, are proving hugely detrimental to Britain’s reputation.”
UK Immigration Barristers serves as an intermediary agent for UK Immigration matters, providing support to clients on a global scale.