Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
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Home Office pay threshold bollocks

gacked from gonzo21 and from

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118060

In April (2016) the Home Office and Theresa May are introducing a pay threshold for people to remain here, after already working here for 5 years. This only affects non-EU citizens that earn under £35,000 a year, which unfairly discriminates against charity workers, nurses, students and others.

This ridiculous measure is only going to affect 40,000 people who have already been living and working in the UK for 5 years, contributing to our culture and economy. It will drive more workers from the NHS and people from their families. This empty gesture will barely affect the immigration statistics. It's a waste of time, money and lives.

This is the first time the UK has discriminated against low-earners. £35k is an unreasonably high threshold. The UK will lose thousands of skilled workers.

Petition against it here:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118060
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