Damian Green the immigration minister of the UK pointed out in his speech about immigration what they are expecting from immigrants who want to join Great Britain.
In his point of view nowadays immigration is still one of the most important issues which needs to be controlled. He made clear that the question is not to discuss about the right number of immigrants that are needed but about the right people to immigrate. These days it is no more possible that immigrants only benefit from Britain, they also need to be a benefit for Britain.
Because of that they need an immigration policy that points out who is able to come to the UK and an immigration system that delivers that. The view of the previous government, the more immigration the better because of the demographic benefit no matter of the social consequences, does not exist anymore.
He wanted to make clear that according to the point of family migration they only want people coming to Great Britain who are willing to integrate fully and are independent. Independent means for him that they are able to speak English and having enough money to support themselves. That´s the reason why they are discussing about an appropriate income range from £18.600 to £25.700.
The main point he wanted to be said is that everyone who wanted to come to Great Britain must be selected to make a positive contribution. He also wanted to bring the migration debates about the topic whether all immigrants are only good or only bad for the UK on a higher level. He made his position clear that the question is how Britain can benefit from migration and the only way to answer this question is by creating an immigration system as soon as possible which shows what Britain really needs, where only the ‘brightest and the best’ are allowed to join Britain.