'If everyone were to be returned to France, the attraction would be negated', said Peter Higgins, former head of the immigration service.
The thorny subject of immigration has dictated every step of Britain’s departure from the EU.
The survey found 65 per cent of those asked agree the level of net migration is a major concern for the public.
Survey said 71 per cent backed upper limit on migrants coming here on work visa.
Up to 1.2 million illegal immigrants are estimated to be living in Britain, the highest number of any country in the European Union, research says.
Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'People-trafficking is a sickening business.'
Immigration fuels ‘staggering’ rise in numbers
By mid-2031, the population is projected to pass 70 million.
Office for National Statistics figures project that Immigration will fuel a 'staggering' rise in the UK population over the next ten years.
Action plan with France vows to make crossings an 'infrequent phenomenon'.
Boris Johnson said the UK would send back migrants arriving illegally on small boats - but Sky News found few have been deported.
Labour activists introduced a motion — passed by conference — to award full voting rights to all UK residents. Not citizens but residents.
Delegates at the party’s conference backed a move to ‘maintain and extend free movement rights.
Previously, takeaway restaurants could not recruit specialist chefs from abroad.
Alp Mehmet, Migration Watch chair, stormed: “This unwise and retrograde step will likely lead to foreign graduates staying on to stack shelves.'
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.'
The number of clandestine attempts to cross the Channel by boat appears to have grown substantially over the past year, says Migration Watch UK.
Neil Anderson, of Migration Watch UK, Demetrios Papademetriou of Migration Policy Institute and Madeleine Sumption of Migration Observatory discuss.
In a statement to the House of Commons he said: “No-one believes more strongly than me in the benefits of migration to our country.'
The Conservatives must have a clear objective to cut immigration overall.
Net migration adds a city the size of Newcastle upon Tyne to the population each year.
Five refugee families are being resettled in the UK.
Migration Watch UK criticized Johnson for not promising migration would fall. 'There is no mention whatever of reducing net migration.'
Why let basic facts get in the way of a botched liberal elite mission?
Hunt said he would ditch Theresa May's pledge to limit numbers moving to UK.
The government should listen to what the public really think about mass immigration in forming its policies.
The UN Population Division predicts there will be 10.9 billion people by 2100.
London has changed enormously in recent years, but it has become tantamount to a speechcrime to say anything critical.
Under all scenarios, the UK population is projected to become more ethnically diverse and older, and to continue to grow.
Alp Mehmet of Migration Watch UK, said: “If these recommendations were accepted, it would amount to a turning point in immigration policy.'
Alp Mehmet of Migration Watch UK said the next PM must make it a priority to deliver on the government’s pledge to reduce immigration levels by a lot.
Home Secretary ripping up Theresa May’s post-Brexit plans for a £30,000 minimum salary threshold for EU migrants, The Sun can reveal.
The government does not have the political will to address immigration, so the Home Office does not remotely have the resources it needs.
Around 2.38 million EU nationals were employed in the UK from January to March, 98,000 more than in the equivalent period of 2018.
Health chiefs admit failing to plan for elderly care.
The NHS is seeing the first sustained fall in GP numbers in the UK for 50 years, the BBC can reveal.
Young Europeans in most EU countries rank migration, the environment and the economy as the bloc's 'key political problems.'
Poor decisions are made because insufficiently trained caseworkers are given sole responsibility to conduct interviews with asylum seekers.
The impact on every citizen’s quality of life of a burgeoning population is massive and I make no apology for revisiting the issue.
The company did not comply with immigration guidelines and encouraged their customers to be dishonest, the Old Bailey heard.
In few places is it more clear that the deportation system is broken than in Rochdale.
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini had threatened several times to oppose it if the mission's rules do not change.
More than half of deportations from the UK are called off, The Independent can reveal.
Air patrols will continue after decision, which was driven by threat from Italy to veto entire rescue operation.
The largest component of immigration comes not from the EU but from the rest of the world, under rules that have nothing to do with the EU.
Exclusive: Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a third
Budget hotel chain Travelodge is targeting parents who want to return to work to fill a potential post-Brexit staffing gap if EU worker numbers fall.
Applicants fear being priced out by the higher fees paid by non-EU rivals.
In a night of high drama in the Commons, MPs surprised the government and voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances.
Symbolically significant indicator of PM’s loss of control of process is carried by 412 votes to 202.
MPs voted down the prime minister's deal by 149 - a smaller margin than when they rejected it in January.
In a risky move, Theresa May's no-deal motion seeks to channel the vote back towards another tilt at her deal.
An influx of 'international new arrivals' is among a number of reasons for 'unprecedented demand' which has left pupils without places.
Migration Watch UK described the increase as “a real concern”.
The 'right to rent' scheme, which requires landlords to check the immigration status of tenants, was introduced in England in 2016.
There were 32.2 million vehicles on the country's roads last year - a 7.7% rise from 29.7 million in 2013.
The data shows the number of non-EU nationals in work rose to a record 1.295 million in October to December 2018.
'A substantial majority would like immigration to be reduced”, according to the Migration Observatory.
Sir Keir insisted Labour could 'explore' the so-called Norway-style Brexit.
Current immigration rules only allow adult refugees to apply for their married or civil partners and dependent children under 18 to join them.
'Why should health systems in the West entice clinical staff from countries where they are often in short supply?', asks Migration Watch UK.
Those who call for ‘open borders’ are facilitating more social and economic inequality, writes Professor James Wickham.
About 80 per cent of recent rapid population growth since 2001 has been the direct and indirect result of immigration.
Lack of resources mean black market workers harder to catch, says General Secretary of Immigration Service Union.
A survey has shown that Scots do not want to take control over their own borders policy.
Britain was last night branded a 'soft touch' for accepting far more Iranian asylum-seekers than France does.
A people smuggler has boasted to The Sun of getting 300 migrants across the Channel.
Ignoring the distinction risks sending out a message that playing by the rules is for mugs.
The fact they don’t want to stay in France proves they are not refugees, but migrants, writes Peter Hitchens.
Migration Watch said the incendiary proposals to allow any migrant from around the world to come to Britain for at least five years to look for a job.