Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2020 Comments on Government’s Proposed Immigration System

Below is the text of the comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 12 July 2020.

We will scrutinise the proposals on visas very carefully. The Government has rushed through immigration legislation with very little detail in the middle of a global pandemic.

There are real concerns that this will cause major problems for our NHS and our care sector, at a time when we are still waiting for the Government to make good on their promise to scrap the unfair immigration health surcharge for workers who were being charged to access the very services they were keeping going to help others during the toughest of times.