This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Make the Scottish Government responsible for Scottish immigration policy
Scotland must develop and enact its own policy on non-EU migration. This may also enable Scotland to determine its own migration relationship with the EU.
The Scotland Act 1998 must be amended with an act of Parliament. Scottish Government must then create a responsible ministerial department.
The immigration needs of Scotland are different to the demands of England. Enforcing the same immigration policy in both countries is illogical.
It will help Scotland's slow economic and population growth, and also some Tier 2 skilled workers who will otherwise be forced to leave the UK by the £35k settlement threshold. Tier 2 workers unwanted by England will have the option to live, and be valued, in a nearby nation, where they can visit their loved ones regularly.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months