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England brings stern immigration law,Diasporas on the anvil

Dharma Raj Adhikari, London:The English government has introduced stern immigration laws aimed at reducing the number of immigrants as it was twenty years back.

These laws, that will come into effect from April, will affect diasporas especially those residing there on work permit.

After the proposed laws come into effect, immigrant workers possessing work permit won’t be eligible for permanent residency.

Earlier workers who worked more than five years could apply for permanent residency but now a worker can work for a maximum period of six years and will have to return after the expiry of the period.

These new provisions will be effective for those who had arrived here in the April of 2011. However immigrants that had arrived before the said period will be still eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Similarly who come to London after April 2013 will have to show proof of 35 thousand pounds per year to apply for permanent residency and will have to repatriate if they fail to do so upon completing their working contract period.

Presently Nepalese diasporas working here have an average earning of 20 thousand pounds annually and this might force many of the Nepalese to repatriate.

Published Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 | 01:25 PM

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