The Government has created a new visa for people from Hong Kong with British National (Overseas) status. The five year visa will enable BN(O)s and their dependent family members to live, work and study in the UK, and give them a route to permanent settlement and British citizenship. It launches on 31 January.
The debate will cover a wide range of topics related to the UK’s immigration and asylum system, including the ‘hostile environment’, criticisms of the immigration and asylum system, free movement, and the impact of immigration policies throughout the UK.
The following Library briefing papers and debate packs from the past 3 years may assist to provide background:
‘EU settlement scheme’ (6 June 2019)
‘Visas for non-EEA citizens working in the UK fishing industry’ (5 April 2019)
‘Immigration and social security co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill 2017-19’ (25 January 2019)
‘Immigration health surcharge: common casework questions’ (22 January 2019)
‘Asylum accommodation contracts’ (8 October 2018)
‘Immigration detention in the UK: an overview’ (12 September 2018)
‘TOEIC visa cancellations’ (29 August 2018)
‘Fees for registering children as British citizens’ (17 August 2018)
‘Homelessness among refugees’ (16 July 2018)
‘The UK’s points-based system for immigration’ (9 July 2018)
‘Windrush generation’ (1 May 2018)
‘The UK’s refugee family reunion rules: striking the right balance?’ (6 March 2018)
‘The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas’ (7 November 2017)
‘The UK response to the Syrian refugee crisis’ (14 June 2017)
Migration statistics (3 June 2019)
Asylum statistics (6 March 2019)
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics. It explains the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
This reading list collates a selection of recent media coverage, stakeholder responses and other background material relevant to the Government’s New Plan for Immigration policy statement.