Proposals to force firms to reveal how many foreign workers they employ could be ditched, the Home Secretary said today - less than 24 hours after unveiling them. The Home Secretary said that her office would be consulting on new plans to look at whether student immigration rules could be tied to the quality of the University, and to the courses being taken.
"Neither will we allow the people of these islands, no matter how they voted on June 23, to be presented as a reactionary, xenophobic mass whose only concern is somehow taking the United Kingdom back to a lost imperial age". The public also view students favourably, with a 2014 poll showing that only 22 per cent think of global students as immigrants. It has enhanced our economy, our society and our culture.
"We should be able to have a conversation about the skills we need".
"So once again immigration is something we can all welcome".
The decision to leave the European Union has brought a harsh crackdown on immigration to Britain - New Zealand would do well to follow the lead, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Ms Rudd said she does not want to increase immigration from Australia, despite the Foreign Secretary's insistence last month that it would be a "fantastic thing" if the United Kingdom had a "more sensible system" for dealing with migration between the two countries.
The figure - the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving - was running at an estimated 327,000 in the year to March.
She vowed to reduce net migration which was 300,000 in 2016, and well over the government's target of 100,000, to the "tens of thousands".
Among a raft of tough new immigration policies, Rudd proposed to "tighten the test companies have to take before recruiting from overseas".
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Challenged over whether she was "sanctioning a form of racism", she said: "Isn't that disgraceful really".
Dr Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, an organization representing 24 leading United Kingdom universities, said: "Our universities compete on the global stage, so we welcome the government's commitment to help us attract the brightest and the best from around the world". This isn't about pulling up the drawbridge.
Ms Rudd also signalled that foreign students could be stopped from coming to study in Britain if they apply for less challenging courses.
Official figures show the net migration is running at close to a third of a million. "But I am committed to delivering it on behalf of the British people". Andy Burnham, the party's shadow home secretary, tweeted his opposition (see above).
The CBI stressed the value of immigration to the United Kingdom, saying businesses will not welcome further restrictions on high skilled migration from key trading partners around the world.
He added: "The UK has a record level of employment, so immigration is not hurting jobs".
"Amber Rudd is right to introduce a scheme to help communities address the pressures of migration, as Jeremy Corbyn called for last week".
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"But she had depressingly little to say about the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and failed to repeat the commitment to taking a share of adult refugees".
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