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Excluding low-skilled migrants might be a vote winner, but it is a bad policy


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Shutting out low-skilled migrants might be popular, but that doesn’t make it a good policy argues Dr Kristian Nietmietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Ecnomic Affairs.

Writing for CapX, Kristian argues that the government’s new proposed points-based system for immigration – which would come into effect in January 2021 – has some upsides but “will close off most legal routes for low-skilled migration” and ignores the benefits that so-called unskilled migrants bring to a country.

Read the full piece here.



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