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New UK immigration rules to hit Nigerians, others


December 6, 2023

UK’s Home Secretary James Cleverly declared “enough is enough” as he unveiled plans he promised would deliver the biggest ever reduction in net migration from countries like Nigeria after levels soared to a record high.

Cleverly said overseas care workers many of whom come from Nigeria will be barred from bringing family dependants and the salary threshold for skilled workers will be hiked to £38,700.

He said the strategy, along with earlier plans to limit the relatives of foreign students, would bring down levels by 300,000 as the Government comes under pressure from Tory MPs.

Cleverly set out the plans on Monday in the wake of official estimates saying levels had peaked at 745,000 in 2022.

The minimum income for family visas will be raised to the same threshold as the minimum salary threshold for skilled workers.