Labour calls for “flexible” work visa system

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott delivered a speech today on what Labour in government would do about immigration. It doesn’t do to get too excited about these pronouncements, because Labour is not in government, but here is a link to the full text and a few highlights. Labour wants to abolish a lot of existing policy, including: The minimum income requirement for those trying to bring loved ones from outside the EU to live in the UK The “deport first, appeal later” regime Indefinite immigration detention Yarl’s Wood and Brook House detention centres The Immigration Act 2014 and the hostile environment generally The heart of the speech today was a…

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