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UK caps immigration from non-EU nations

07-01-2010 13:52 BJT

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The British government has delivered on a campaign promise to put a cap on migrants from outside the European Union.

Only about 24 thousand and one hundred workers from non-EU countries will be allowed before April 2011. That's a five percent decrease from last year.

This policy is temporary. Permanent limits on non-EU economic migration routes will be decided and put in place by April 1st, 2011.

The move has raised concerns in the Asian community in the UK as it might hit the Asian skilled workers the hardest.

Immigration was the second most important issue after economy in the British elections last month. Conservatives promised a cap.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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