We’re fixing our immigration system so that it puts the British people first.
Labour’s no-questions-asked welfare system drew immigrants to Britain for the wrong reasons – regardless of whether they wanted to work hard and contribute to our society. And unforgivably, we had the highest rates of immigration in modern history at the same time as five million people on out-of-work benefits.
But the Conservatives are turning this around by:
1) Closing down bogus colleges
We’ve already closed down 750 and are now going even further. If 10 per cent of the students that any college recruits are refused visas, we’ll strip that college of its licence.
2) Cutting benefits for immigrants
We’re making sure people come for the right reasons. That’s why we’re cutting the time immigrants can claim out-of-work benefits from six months to three months.
3) Ensuring the British people get a fair deal
We’re restricting the practice of advertising job vacancies in Europe but not in Britain, so the British people aren’t disadvantaged in the jobs market.
It’s all part of our long-term plan to build a welfare system that rewards work; an education system that gives young people the skills they need to get on in life; and an immigration system that puts the British people first.
That plan is turning our economy around – and securing a better future for Britain.