Indian professionals to oppose UK immigration cap


A number of highly skilled Indian professionals will not be able to take up jobs in Britain now. This is announced by the government of David Cameron on Monday and a limit is declared for the non-European professional. According to the announcement only 24,000 non-European Union professionals is to be allowed until April 2011. After crossing the limit, no other Indian or other non-European allowed to take up jobs in UK.

India is the second largest investor and also has 500 Indian companies in the country. Director of Highly skilled Migrant Programm (HSMP) Forum that fought a successful legal challenge against the rules of immigration, Amit Kapadia said, “The government’s move to impose an “illogical” cap will be opposed.” He also said, “We don’t think that any sort of cap would work out. It would be unworkable. The effects remain to be seen, but if the government really tries to implement drastic measures it is going to cause a lot of unhappiness, especially among migrants who work hard and pay taxes.”

The professional from India and non-European Union states told an annual cap on migration from non-European countries will be unworkable and subject to challenge in courts. The announcement is done by Home Secretary Theresa May. Most non-EU migrants came to the UK to fill shortage of skills. A spokesperson for the Mayor told, “A crude cap could be very detrimental to the free movement of the talented, creative and enterprising people who have enabled London to be such a dominant global force.”

This annual limit is the agreement between the Conservative and Liberal Democrats parties but the High Skilled Migrants Programme Forum (HSMP) is not agreed with this announcement. An official spokeman said, “Introducing a limit on migrants from outside Europe coming here to work is just one of the ways the government intends to achieve this.”