In a remarkable development, which though may not go down well with some migrants and their families, the United Kingdom High Court has passed its verdict in support of the mates of spouses, wishing to enter the country, being in a position to speak English, prior to settling down in the nation. The court observed that the new language test was not against such people's right to the family life.
The said law brought into effect in November 2010, the other day, had been criticized by some people who had described the same to be racist and unjust. Coming back to the recent ruling, expressing its displeasure against it, a concerned organization was quoted as saying that the verdict would impact several citizens of Britain.
On the other hand, supporting the court's ruling, the UK Immigration Minister was quoted as saying that it was only logical that someone wishing to stay in the nation must know and understand the language. He added that it was essential to integrate and wholly participate in the English society. Damian Green further said that it was a matter of pleasure that the courts had agreed with what was right and just. Another supporter of the law reportedly said that the policy was tailored to boost national integration.
Much significantly, the 2010 law had mainly been introduced, with a view to cutting down on the cost of having to recruit translators for public services, including the National Health Service (NHS).
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