“UK’s Tech Industry Held Back by Sluggish Visa Process” | LEXLAW UK Immigration & Visa Solicitor Aisha Choudhry interviewed on RT (Russia Today) News Channel by Laura Burdon-Manley | More info on this story: http://goo.gl/K5qiKD
LEXLAW ImmigrationTeam Solicitor, Aisha Choudhry is featured on international television channel RT News in a news item discussing UK Business Immigration. Aisha discussed the Immigration Rules restricting businesses in the UK from employing overseas skilled workers.
Aisha opined that Home Secretary Theresa May MP is dangerously and indiscriminately massing all migrants into one category. She believes that there is too much focus (and intended political publicity) on sham marriages and Tier 4 Students who are abusing the UK immigration system, as oppose to those migrants (that the UK economy needs) who want to invest a significant amount of money into the UK such as Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs.
Despite the international talent available, it seems that the UK’s harsh immigration policy is holding back the technology sector (as well as other parts of industry and commerce) as a result of the UK government’s unwelcoming attitude which is led by a poll-sensitive rather than economic and societal sentiment.
In addition to this, it seems that the UK government’s harsh immigration policy is also deterring international students from studying in the UK and those exceptionally talented students who are already in the UK cannot take advantage of the Tier 1 Post Study Work route which was closed to new applicants on 5 April 2012.
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