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Immigration report is much-needed antidote to dog-whistle politics | The Guardian |

The migration advisory committee report is a major antidote to dog-whistle politics, bringing much-needed facts about the impact of immigration into the national conversation.

The 140-page report, commissioned by the former home secretary Amber Rudd, will put paid to the notion that European Economic Area (EEA) migrants drive wages down, lead to an increase in crime, bleed the social welfare system dry and steal the jobs of Britons.

But it recommends no preferential treatment for EU citizens after Brexit and retaining a salary threshold of £30,000 for migrants - which will alarm those in manufacturing, logistics and social care, where there is a high reliance on EU workers.

The main findings are:

Future policy

  • European citizens should not be given preferential treatment post-Brexit.

  • Remove the cap on tier-2 visas for general skilled workers.

  • Retain the salary threshold of £30,000.

  • Favour higher-skilled workers over lower-skilled workers post-Brexit.

  • No special scheme for low-skilled workers, with the exception of agricultural workers.

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by Oui on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 11:29:41 PM EST

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