- Created: Wednesday, 02 June 2010 13:21
- Written by FRFI
The new Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition government has announced plans for a cap on non-EU immigration. Any hopes of the Lib-Dems’ promised ‘amnesty’ for migrants who have lived in the country for 10 years, can speak English and hold no criminal record have been dispelled as this proposal fell by the wayside in the coalition bargaining process. The only seemingly positive note in the new government’s agenda is the promise to end child detention. However, there is no guarantee that this will be enacted soon and even when it is, it signals the horrific prospect of ‘free’ children with detained parents being taken into care and traumatised by separation.