Key points from Nick Clegg's immigration speech

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will make a speech today outlining an immigration system that "embodies this nation's instincts and its values". In it, he is expected to:

  • Claim to be correcting the mistakes left by Labour government
  • Introduce a pilot scheme for security bonds - deposits that can be claimed back when visitors from "high-risk" countries leave
  • Promise larger cash fines for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants
  • Call for a crackdown on human trafficking by criminal gangs
  • Defend the Coalition decision to exclude students from immigration cap