British home secretary complains of ‘low-skilled’ migrants coming to UK
Britain’s new Home Secretary has complained of "too many low-skilled migrant workers and very high numbers of international students with dependents" coming to the UK, according to the Anadolu Agency.
The UK has "too many low-skilled migrant workers and a very high number of students coming into this country with a really high number of dependents into this country," Suella Braverman said in an interview with The Sun newspaper on Saturday (October 2), ahead of the ruling Conservative Party’s annual conference.
Criticizing their lack of contribution to growing the UK's economy, she said: "Those people are coming here, they are not necessarily working or they’re working in low-skilled jobs."
Braverman said she wants to limit the ability of migrants to challenge deportation on the grounds that they had been subjected to human trafficking or forced labor, both of which are referred to as "modern slavery" in the UK.
Also, Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government intends to keep its 2019 election promise to bring down net migration, Braverman said.
She underlined that lowering migration was a policy agreed upon by all of Truss’s senior ministers.
Braverman's parents both are of Indian origin and emigrated to Britain in the 1960s from Kenya and Mauritius, respectively.