Immigration Bill

Last night the Immigration Bill received its Second Reading in the Commons.

The Bill will cut the number of decisions that can be appealed against from 17 to 4. It will ensure the Courts take note of Parliament’s view of what the public interest requires when considering cases involving Article 8 on the Right to Family Life of the European Convention on Human Rights.

It will restrict the ability of immigration detainees to repeatedly apply for bail if they have previously been refused it and require private landlords to check the immigration status of tenants to prevent those who have no right to live in the UK from accessing private rented housing.

On the NHS it will introduce a new requirement for temporary migrants who only have a time limited immigration system to make a contribution to the NHS.

It will require banks to check against a database of known immigration offenders before opening bank accounts.

Finally, it will introduce new powers to check driving licence applicants’ immigration status before issuing a licence and revoking licences where immigrants are founds to have overstayed in the UK.

Whilst the UK will continue to welcome the brightest and the best migrants who want to contribute to our economy the law must be on the side of those who respect the law not those who break it.

5 thoughts on “Immigration Bill

  1. We all know the good theory, it’s the lack of joined up thinking that defeats us.Example; the police catch an illegal, they hand them over to immigration, they get released on their own cognisance to return to the office on a given date. Durrrh! – they don’t! Immigrants queue up in France, they hide themselves on trucks, if they are found they are photographed and fingerprinted and sent back to France – where they re-join the queue being fed and watered until they try again. Generally, we are the idiots of the EU where only the UK implement the most harmful regs whilst Italy, Spain etc ignore and don’t enforce what doesn’t suit. Only UKIP has the appropriate solution presently. I would vote conservative for an earlier referendum than presently proposed, otherwise I’m with UKIP for now. We should also operate UK prisons in low cost economies, eg remote sites in Bulgaria. At the end of term we can fly UK nationals back, any other, just open the gate and let them walk home – that might not be so attractive a proposition for offenders.

  2. Does the goverment have Brusels permission to control immigration, also to reduce tax on petrol in certain regions?
    Is it true that the U.K. is not an independant Country?

  3. I’m leaning towards UKIP as well. All this bull about reducing the number of appeals – NONE of the parties can count people in and count people out of this country. They seem to manage it well in the U.S. If (ohh I hope I’m wrong) we play host to millions of Bulgarians/Romanians in January 2014 I can see the systems (NHS/Education etc.,) quite literally stopping. The only good thing is that if we are overwhelmed NONE of the present crew (Tory etc,) will get a look in. Good old Millipede will be able to faffle about freezing everything – the twit.

  4. The way the immigration laws have changed since I was in the country has been appalling (I’ve been away for a year). I am a born UK citizen and have a US girlfriend. With the new changes, I cannot bring her over as I don’t earn a fixed salary (I’m an archaeologist, we work for different firms on rolling contracts). Even if I live with my parents, I’m not allowed to use their salary.

    She’s a US citizen, with a master’s and can contribute to society, but she not allowed entry. This is beyond unreasonable. Aren’t we meant to be allies?

    The problem with immigration is the mass EU immigration, the fact politicians are covering this up by limiting the immigrants from non EU countries is just a quick measure to gain votes. If your going to limit immigration, at least put in a blanket measure.

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