New approach to immigration
Prime Minister David Cameron has set out proposals to tighten the immigration system in Britain. The plans include asking the public to report those they suspect of being illegal immigrants.
In a speech at the Institute for Government, Mr Cameron highlighted four areas that would be targeted by the new measures – "Work visas, students, family migrants and illegal immigrants".
His plans include:
•changing the current ‘points-based’ system
•looking again at the annual migration limit
•criminalising the breach of Forced Marriage Prevention Orders
•changing immigration rules to help prevent Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights being abused
•rewriting the British citizenship test to include questions on Bristish history and culture
•identifying and deporting more illegal immigrants