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Message from our Chairmen

Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman
Lord Green of Deddington
Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman
Alp Mehmet

Our central concern is the current massive level of immigration which, if allowed to continue, would mean that the population of the UK would increase by 10 million in 25 years, 82% of it due to future migrants and their children. Migration is, of course, a natural part of an open economy and society but it must be sustainable and must have the assent of the British public - yet many in the media and political class have long dismissed widespread public concern and the strong view of a clear majority that the current level of net migration of around a quarter of a million a year must be significantly reduced.

As an independent and non-political research organisation, we are a leading voice in making the facts known as widely as possible and in making suggestions as to how immigration might be reduced. Here you will find fifteen topics, covering all the key aspects of immigration. Founded in 2001, we have a long track record of getting our estimates right as you will see from our record here.

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Just 6% of illegal migrants crossing the Channel since December are deported by UK
Sky News (11-Oct-2019)
Boris Johnson said the UK would send back migrants arriving illegally on small boats - but Sky News found few have been deported.
Labour opens the door on migrants: Activists vote for a huge overhaul of UK border controls
Daily Mail (30-Sep-2019)
Delegates at the party’s conference backed a move to ‘maintain and extend free movement rights.
Former Labour Home Secretary: Why I despair at my party throwing a lit match on the oil of immigration
Daily Mail (30-Sep-2019)
Labour activists introduced a motion — passed by conference — to award full voting rights to all UK residents. Not citizens but residents.
Home Secretary Priti Patel to introduce ‘vindaloo visas’
The Sun (20-Sep-2019)
Previously, takeaway restaurants could not recruit specialist chefs from abroad.
Ministers reverse May-era student visa rules
BBC News (12-Sep-2019)
Alp Mehmet, Migration Watch UK chair, said: 'There is no need to devalue a study visa by turning it into a backdoor route for working here.'

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