The United Kingdom is presently looking at the possibility of tightening the rules on how many relatives migrants can bring into the country.
According to Daily Mail, UK, it has been discovered that Nigerian migrants bring in the highest number of dependants when compared to other groups of migrants.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the UK Home secretary, Suella Braverman is presently considering tightening the rules on dependant.
This is coming after Home Office immigration figures recently indicated a startling inconsistency across different nationalities coming to the UK to work and study.
Its report shows that Nigerians accounted for 40% of all dependants who accompanied foreign students in the 12 months to June – despite Nigerian students making up just 7% of all foreign students during the period.
Some 34,000 Nigerians were given study visas in the UK, bringing with them a total of 31,898 dependants. A similar ratio was recorded for work visas, with 8,972 Nigerians issued with one in the 12 months to June bringing with them 8,576 dependants.
A Home Office spokesman said: ‘[This] is the highest on record in our time series, with the substantial increase representing both a recovery from lower numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic but also an increase on the pre-pandemic period.’
In a related development, Mr. Eric Adams who is the Mayor of New York City has announced a state of emergency in response to what has been described as a ‘crisis situation’ which is as a result of an inflow of migrants.
Speaking from City Hall yesterday, Adams claimed that the city of New York is in a ‘crisis situation’ at the moment while also adding, ‘more than 61,000 people in our shelter system.’
Africa Daily New, New York reports that in recent times, there have seen a migration of people from Republican states like Texas, Arizona, and Florida to Democratic regions.