Britain unveils points-based immigration plan

LONDON (HRNW) – Britain on Wednesday unveils a new points-based immigration system that ends the free movement of people and prioritises those with high-skilled jobs.

The scheme is meant to replace the one Britain followed as a member of the European Union.

Britain left the bloc after 47 years on January 31 and is set to stop following EU rules when the post-Brexit transition period ends in December.

“We re ending free movement, taking back control of our borders and delivering on the people s priorities,” UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a statement late Tuesday.

Control of Britain s borders was one of the issues that drove voters to support a split from the other 27 EU nations in the 2016 membership referendum.

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