The government will outline their plans to reduce migration during the Queen's Speech today by introducing a new Immigration Bill that will limit the rights of immigrants to access the NHS and fine businesses found exploiting illegal labour. The Bill will include the following measures:
- Private landlords will face finds if they fail to check on the immigration status of tenants
- Substantial fines will be imposed on businesses hiring illegal immigrants
- Incomers' access to NHS services will be regulated
- Temporary migrants will be expected to make a contribution
The Bill will write into law the government's policy of ensuring Article 8 of the Human Right's Act, the right to family life, is not abused and courts balance the crime against the perpetrator's right to remain in the country.