As reported by the BBC in 2015, "The ‘biggest single factor’ stopping the government achieving its aim of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands was net migration from the EU, [Theresa May] wrote."
This statement would suggest that UK's reason for running a campaign to deport skilled non-EU workers is to counteract the flow of largely unskilled EU immigrants protected by the EU open-door policy. As illustrated by the evidence above, such a 'plan' will only hurt UK society and its economy.
Now on to #3. The UK, by implementing this policy, is declaring that it values its residents based only on their income. It is claiming that a person's value to society and their level of skill can only be measured by their income.
"It is obvious that a worker's skills and the vital nature of their work, ESPECIALLY in the nursing, teaching and non-profit sectors is not, in fact, reflected by their annual income."
The sad truth is that our society and, currently but not exclusively, the Conservative government has NOT created a system in which the most vital jobs are adequately compensated.
It is an even sadder truth that under this arbitrary income guideline, broad swaths of vital workers are not even considered "highly skilled." As a result of this incongruence, many face deportation.
If nurses, who are the difference between life and death, or teachers who are responsible for the education of generations to come, do not meet their arbitrary income requirement that determines success, who or what jobs could the Conservatives possibly be hoping to protect?
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