IMMIGRANTS who try to enter Britain will need a job offer regardless of where they are from in the world, Boris Johnson has announced.
The Prime Minister said that if the Tories are elected on December 12th the party will toughen up Britain’s immigration laws.
“A majority Conservative government will ensure that people who come to our great country from anywhere in the world have both a job to come to, and make a contribution to our NHS – so that we can protect and improve the public services we all benefit from.” said Boris.
“We will make our immigration system equal – whilst at the same time ensuring our fantastic public services, like the NHS, are all properly funded.
Ms Patel said: “One of the benefits of Brexit is that we get to take back control and make our system fairer. A majority Conservative government will ensure that people who come to our great country from anywhere in the world will contribute on day one.
“A Labour government would see immigration surge, placing huge strain on public services like our NHS and prisons.
“(Jeremy) Corbyn would also subject the UK to the chaos of two more referendums, with no time to focus on the people’s priorities.
“Only a Conservative majority can get Parliament working again and get Brexit done so that we can end freedom of movement once and for all.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “Immigration will finally be subject to democratic control, allowing us to get overall numbers down.”
Announcing immigration plans, the party said access to benefits will be equalised between EU nationals and those from the rest of the world, meaning non-UK citizens will typically need to wait five years before they are able to claim benefits.
The party pointed out that under current rules, EU migrants can access welfare and services after being in the UK for three months.
A Tory government would also vow to put an end to the practice of child benefit being sent abroad to support children who do not live in the UK.
The party claims these two measures could save an estimated £800 million a year by 2024-25.
Another measure to be introduced by the Tories would be an increase to the immigration health surcharge from £400 to £625.
The party said that under the current system, people on a work, study or family visa incur average NHS costs of £625 per year but only pay £400, and it said the change will raise more than £500 million a year.
The surcharge was originally brought in by the Government in 2015 in a clampdown on so-called “health tourism”, and has previously been doubled from £200 to £400.
The party said there will be an “immediate cash injection of £20 million this year” to strengthen borders and reduce illegal immigration, including new equipment to better detect illicit goods such as firearms and drugs.