New Migration and Mobility Partnership agreement between the UK and India

An agreement was made amongst the UK and India known as the ‘Migration and Mobility Partnership’ agreement on 4 May 2021. One of the aims of this agreement is to enable the UK as well as Indian nationals to strengthen their skills which they can implement in their countries of nationality. It also aims to address the issues of illegal migration from India to the UK by accelerating the removal of migrants who do not have the right to be here.

Through this agreement, young, professional Indian, and British citizens from the ages of 18 to 30 will be able to live and work in both countries for a period no longer than two years.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said:

“This landmark agreement with our close partners in the government of India will provide new opportunities to thousands of young people in the UK and India seeking to live, work and experience each other’s cultures. This agreement will also ensure that the British government can remove those with no right to be in the UK more easily and crack down on those abusing our system.”

Both countries have a series of immigration and homeland security issues, this agreement means that there will be constant communication between the two governments to allow them to stay on top of these issues. However, there are concerns that this sort of agreement encourages the Home Offices’ immigration enforcement to target people based on nationality and that it is not a very practical plan as many Indian migrants wish to continue living in the UK after having formed relationships and families. Thus, some claim this is not the correct approach to dealing with the current immigration issues as it dissuades integration and contributes to the issue it’s trying to resolve because it produces a whole new group of undocumented people in the future.

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