Our new Prime Minister, Theresa May, was previously plagued by the Government's target of reducing net migration down to the "tens of thousands". By contrast, the new Secretary of State, Amber Rudd, is unwilling to tie herself down to such a specific target.
Does this mean that the target will be dropped? Does it mean we are going to see a shifted in immigration policy?
The Secretary of State is not in an easy position at the moment - the UK wants to remain open for business but immigration is clearly a politically sensitive issue. Therefore the Secretary of State will need to encourage entrepreneurs, businessmen and global mobility of skilled labour whilst at the same reducing net migration to "sustainable levels".
That is no easy task!
A question mark has been placed over the future of the government’s target to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands before the next election after the new home secretary said her goal was to bring it down only to “sustainable levels”. The latest figures published during the EU referendum campaign showed net migration to Britain hitting near-record levels of 333,000 in 2015 and Amber Rudd’s latest refusal to endorse the specific target provides a hint that it may soon be dropped by the new cabinet.