UK Immigration Rules Would Exclude This Man

Without college degree, Gates wouldn't qualify for visa aimed to bring skilled labor
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2008 4:19 PM CDT
Another lazy, unskilled migrant worker, the kind kept out by Britain's new immigration rules.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Strict new immigration rules aimed at attracting highly skilled workers to Britain would keep tech icons Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell from getting top-tier visas, Bloomberg notes, because they don't have college degrees. "It's a dumbing-down,'' one opponent says. "If you're a 20-something American with a bachelor's degree and you earn [$52,000] a year, you're a high-skilled migrant. You can come in, but Bill Gates can't.''