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Proposed British Immigration Policy Changes (Contrast with U.S.)

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Compare and contrast the new immigration policies proposed by prime minister David Cameron (conservative) with president Barack Obama.

    Cameron is proposing:

    1. A cap on the number of new immigrants allowed in the UK.

    2. Ending the practice of paying unemployment benefits to immigrants. Under current policy an immigrant can come to the UK and immediately apply for unemployment benefits. The amount of this benefit is currently about £600 a month (about $940) This practice in the EU is called "benefit tourism" and is done mostly by younger people as they travel around milking benefits while claiming to be looking for work.

    3. If new immigrants don't find a job within 6 months they will be deported.

    4. No government "in-work" benefits (child benefits, tax credits, housing benefits, access to socialized housing) until the immigrant has been working in the UK for at least 4 years.

    5. Even after the immigrant has been working in the UK for at least 4 years, the child benefit will not be allowed to be sent home to the worker's family in his/her original country.

    6. Require landlords to check the immigration status of renters.

    7. Require partners of immigrant workers that want to enter the country prove they can speak some English and also have job skills. Idea is to crack down on sham marriages.

    8. If the European Union does not agree to the change in British policy, Cameron is proposing that the UK leave the EU.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Cameron is not trolling for voters.
     
  3. InTheLight

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    Maybe he is, as there is an election in May. "Benefit tourism" is a huge problem in the UK. People are fed up with it. So coming out with this policy announcement might be trolling for votes, just in a way we're not used to seeing.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    Are you implying that he may be using reverse psychology, as opposed to the ZERO's headlong approach?? :laugh::laugh:
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Clarification is in order.

    Not from illegal immigrants, he's not.
     
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