Perthshire politicians discuss immigration at CamphillType: News
Topic: Immigration | Volunteering
Published on: 12th March 2020
John Swinney MSP and Pete Wishart MP met with members of Camphill Corbenic last week to discuss concerns about the UK Government’s proposals for a new points-based immigration system. Camphill welcomes many volunteers from outside of the UK, and staff are concerned that they will not be able to attract enough volunteers under the proposed UK Government immigration plans.
Speaking after the visit, Mr Swinney said:
Corbenic Camphill Community … has enriched the lives of countless individuals for four decades. I am proud to be a long-term supporter of Corbenic, and thankful for the great work they do within my constituency.
It is disgraceful that an organisation like Corbenic, which has such a positive impact on their local community, is now facing significant uncertainty as a result of Brexit… the Tories must rethink their current plans in order to allow Scotland to provide a flexible immigration system that caters to our very specific needs.
Mr Wishart added:
It was a pleasure to visit the Corbenic Camphill Community and hear their concerns over the proposed points-based immigration system. Organisations like Camphill rely on a number of volunteers who come to the UK to gain valuable work experience and it remains uncertain if they will still be able to do this when the new system becomes law.
I really value the work that the Camphill Community do, and I am determined to stand up on their behalf to prevent anything which will seriously impact the way that they provide their valuable service.