posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Extralien
Immigrants 'must add to quality of life in Britain'
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Britain does not need more "middle managers" or unskilled labour and those who settle could have to command a salary of more than
Ahead of his speech, Mr Green told BBC Radio Kent he wanted "to be much more intelligently selective about who we let come here", and that anyone
individual seeking permanent settlement should be able to command a salary of between £31,000 and £49,000.
Chief executive Habib Rahman said: "One might argue that this government has it in for poor people who fall in love with anyone who's not resident
in the UK."
I agree with what Green is trying to achieve here but immigration policies need to be different for every country if they are to succeed. I am not
against immigration as it is without doubt the key to building a prosperous nation where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the proseperity. Up
until 20-30 years or so ago, immigration policies were based on demand which is the way it should be. If there was a shortage of skilled labour you
would seek more skilled immigrants and if there was a shortage of unskilled labor you would seek unskilled immigrants. This ensures steady economic
Like everything else, immigration policies were hijacked by greedy corporations and their mates in conservative Governments. The key to economic
growth was suddenly handed to big business and their neverending appetite to increase profits. Immigration became a tool to flood the labour market in
every industry that big business was feeding in. This ensured wages were kept low for all except those at the top who's profits soured and inflation
went along with it. The gap between rich and poor has continued to grow exponentially to the point where the middle class is virtually extinct and
there is very little opportunity for anyone to try and close the gap.
Mr Greens policy aims at closing the floodgates for unskilled immigrants because there is already a massive unemployment rate which is not going to
fix itself anytime soon.