He said: “If you want to come to our country and contribute, great – but in exchange, we expect you to live by our British values and respect our values.
The home secretary made a speech at the conservative party conference and highlighted the need for those seeking British citizenship to face tougher English language requirements. He also mentioned that the Life in the UK test will be replaced with a ‘British values test’.
Javid feels the current test is merely a ‘pub quiz’ and highlights the fact that the new test will allow applicants to integrate better.
“It’s about integration, not segregation,” he said. “And I’m determined to break down barriers to integration wherever I find them. Take, for example, the most basic barrier of all: language.”
Javid said 700,000 people living in the UK could not speak English.
“As home secretary, I will apply these principles to those who arrive in our country. So not only will there be a new values test but we will also
Both Javid and May has announced a proposal for a single immigration system in which people from the EU and people from outside the EU will be treated the same. Highly skilled workers who want to live and work in Britain would be given priority, while low-skilled immigration would be curbed.
May said ”The new skills based system will make sure low skilled immigration is brought down and set the UK on the path to reduce immigration to sustainable levels, as we promised.
Mrs May promised that the major overhaul to the UK’s immigration rules would be “fair to ordinary working people”.
The Prime Minister said: “Two years ago, the British public voted to leave the European Union and take back control of our borders.
“When we leave we will bring in a new immigration system that ends freedom of movement once and for all.
“For the first time in decades, it will be this country that controls and chooses who we want to come here.