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Message from our Chairmen

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

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 twelve 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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New figures show record number of people working in Britain from outside the EU
The Times (19-Feb-2019)
The data shows the number of non-EU nationals in work rose to a record 1.295 million in October to December 2018.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer backs free movement, with Labour facing row over Europe
The Sun (15-Feb-2019)
Sir Keir insisted Labour could 'explore' the so-called Norway-style Brexit.
Immigration policy must be made for everyone – not just for bigger business
Conservative Home (15-Feb-2019)
'A substantial majority would like immigration to be reduced”, according to the Migration Observatory.
Government under pressure from MPs and charities to relax family reunion rules for refugees settled in the UK
The Guardian (08-Feb-2019)
Current immigration rules only allow adult refugees to apply for their married or civil partners and dependent children under 18 to join them.
The government’s abject failure to train more UK healthcare staff is inexcusable, says Migration Watch UK
Health Service Journal (04-Feb-2019)
'Why should health systems in the West entice clinical staff from countries where they are often in short supply?', asks Migration Watch UK.

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