In June, Theresa May resigned as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, saying it was in the “best interests of the country for a new prime minister” to lead Britain through the Brexit process.
In July, Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party’s leadership and he became the Prime Minister of the UK on July 24, 2019. Johnson pledged that the UK will leave the EU on October 31, “do or die,” accepting that a no-deal Brexit will happen if an agreement cannot be reached by then.
Johnson’s leadership is expected to have wide implications for how the United Kingdom will exit the European Union and the United Kingdom’s future immigration policy.
Following his appointment, Johnson appointed key cabinet members who will be responsible for driving forward his new Government’s policy on immigration. The Prime Minister will be asking the Migration Advisory Committee to create a plan based on the Australian points based model wherein the immigration criteria are set according to the wider needs of the economy.
For more detail, please see the alert from our UK Immigration & Mobility colleagues HERE.
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