12th Apr 2015
Most of these NHS jobs are classed as “skilled” under new immigration rules
The minimum eligible salary will be £20,480, but other criteria will also apply.
You can have freedom of movement outside the EU if you’re in the single market
Norway and some other countries follow the free movement rules of the single market without being EU members.
Labour didn’t vote to scrap all immigration controls
Labour passed a motion at its party conference to extend free movement. This doesn’t mean scrapping all immigration controls.
Can refugees enter the UK illegally?
Boris Johnson said if you come to the UK illegally, you are an illegal migrant. This is not correct in the case of refugees.
Do refugees have to stay in the first safe country they reach?
No. But the UK can, in some circumstances, return refugees to the first safe EU country they reached under EU law.
What does the latest Brexit deal mean for immigration?
Free movement of people between the UK and EU is set to end in 2021, if parliament approves the negotiated withdrawal agreement.
Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
There are a limited number of working visas available to non-EEA citizens. This means some international doctors have reportedly been denied them.
How immigration law changed for Commonwealth citizens
Theresa May, Diane Abbott and the Immigration Act 2014
What was known about Windrush in 2014?
In 2014, a report included stories of individuals of the Windrush generation facing difficulties proving their immigration status. We don’t know whether Theresa May saw the report first-hand, though the Home Office was made aware of the findings.
Trade across the Irish border
Trade across the Irish border was worth at least £5 billion in 2016.