UK introduces stiff Immigration laws

The United Kingdom government has proposed new laws for foreign nationals under plans to appear less of a soft touch on immigration.

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak revealed that tackling excess migration is now top of the international agenda.

In a video immigration update with Pauline Moyo, the changes are explained with an overview of the effects the new laws have on immigration.

The UK is considering extending the criterion of ‘continuous residence’ from five years to eight years before they grant an indefinite leave to remain.

Other changes include requiring applicants to have worked or been at school in the UK for two years.

The applicant must have been conviction free for at least ten years.

They also plan on removing the exemption for the over-65s from knowledge tests about British life.