Supreme Court of Britain strikes down a key provision in immigration for foreign skills

London,  the apex court of Britain intervened in the a key provision in Immigration law by turning down it on the base of that it must have to be observed and scrutinized by the parliament.

The provision came after considering a case related to Pakistani citizen named Hussain Zulfiquar Alvi – the ministers are certainly not authorized to banish the foreign nationals – unless the rules related to the same has been demonstrated in the parliament.

It is home office – concerned about managing the immigration rules related to the shortage of skilled workers in the country and also to control migration of foreign skilled workers – having high demand in the country.

The purposed role is expected to leave an impact in some cases, which had been refused after the year of 2008.

“The growing business atmosphere and needs of occupation in the country made home office’s occupation list out of touch. The Supreme Court’s decision came to ensure that the foreign skills are not denied a visa on the ground of home office’s produced arbitrary list,” said Amit Kapadia, Executive Director of HSMP forum, while talking about in an interview with PTI.

He further revealed, “The decision certainly came in favor of democratic process as it will let MPs a debate on the ground that whether the current occupation list suits the business needs.”

The occupants Hussain Alvi entered in the UK in 2003 as a student and continued residing in the country even after completing his education. He then applied in 2009 to remain in the country under the point-based system – a revised rule for skilled foreign workers.

Under the point-based system, an immigrant’s skills are observed by using the points, which are scored by them on several factors. The system was implemented in 2008.

Considering the points-based system, the home office made it clear that Alvi can’t stay more in the country as he is completely unable to earn sufficient points. Alvi, however, reverted back to the decision by saying that it is unlawful as parliament had not scrutinized the specific skills occupation list set by the home office.

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