UK: Highly skilled migrant visa abuse threatens employment for locals

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job. People in this group, which includes doctors and engineers, are allowed in on the basis of their qualifications and previous earnings, rather than having to prove that they have already found a job. However, of the 1184 cases studied, 29% were in unskilled posts while there was no information on 49% of them.

For the immigration minister Damian Green, this represents an abuse of the system as they are filling low-skilled jobs which could be done by British people and as a result, this route into the UK could be amended.