Highly skilled Indians protest unfair UK visa norms outside Downing Street
London: Indian professionals along with highly-skilled migrants have protested opposite Downing Street against the UK government's
"unfair and inhumane" visa policies.
The Highly Skilled Migrants group claims to represent over 600 doctors, engineers, IT professionals, teachers and their families in Britain and has raised over 25,000 pounds to challenge the UK Home Office in the courts
"We are a group of highly skilled migrants who have been suffering because of injustice done by the Home Office.
"This group was formed coincidently on different social media platforms because of the unfairness and inhumane policies the Home Office had been bringing," the group said in a statement.
The protest on Wednesday focussed on the issue of indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications being delayed or turned down by the UK Home Office on the basis of a section of the UK Immigration Act which is aimed at criminals and tax evaders.
The professionals, who entered the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa years ago, are entitled to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) after five years of lawful residency in the UK.