2009


Major Parties Help Fringe Groups With Their Silence On Immigration. Immigration Largely Ignored In Main Manifestos

The three main parties are once again ignoring widespread public concern about the number of immigrants allowed into the UK in their manifestos for next week’s European elections. An analysis of the parties’ manifestos on this highly sensitive issue – consistently rated among the top three concerns of the public for a number of years […]

Migrationwatch Media Information

Migrationwatch website has been revamped and updated. This should make it easier to find any information on immigration and asylum issues you may require. In particular, two overview papers: “What is the problem?” and “What can be done?” may prove to be useful.

Public Want A Massive Cut In Immigration. Nearly 80 Per Cent Concerned About The Issue.

A 7 out of 10 adults want immigration cut by over 80%. Just 1 in 20 adults support the current level. The YouGov poll, which was commissioned by Migrationwatch for the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, found that 79 per cent of people were “concerned” or “very concerned” about the issue of immigration. Net […]

A Survey Of European Asylum Policy And Legislation By Geoffrey Fitchew

Introduction 1. This paper describes and assesses the development of EU policy and legislation on asylum issues, since the Treaty of Amsterdam, adopted in 1997, first gave the EU institutions powers of legislation on this subject. The first part of the paper summarises the developments in the powers of the EU institutions to legislate on […]

Nhs Treatment For Failed Asylum Seekers

This issue came before the Court of Appeal in a judicial review case, Regina (A) v. Secretary of State for Health in an appeal by the Secretary of State against an adverse ruling in the High Court. A full report is on the Court of Appeal’s website and a summary was published in The Times […]

5th May 2009 (Asylum, Health, Legal Matters)

Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Could Cost Taxpayers ‘up To £1m’ Per Family

At a time when the Government debt is at record levels, new research shows that the Mayor of London’s proposals for an amnesty for illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers, on average, an extra £1 million over the lifetime of each immigrant. The calculation, by think tank Migrationwatch has, for the first time, estimated the ‘lifetime […]

Low Paid Most Affected By Immigration

There is mounting evidence that immigration has had a negative effect on wages at the lower end of the UK labour market. There is also developing evidence of a negative impact on the employment of the UK born workers. These are the conclusions of a study published by Migrationwatch today.

23rd March 2009 (Employment)

New Tax On Migrants A “drop In The Ocean” Compared With Cost Of Migration Initiatives. For Every £1 Of Government Spending On Schemes To Help Migrants, New Tax Will Raise About 7p.

Research conducted by think-tank Migrationwatch shows that the amounts raised by the “migrant tax” are paltry compared with the significant amounts spent on government programmes specifically to help migrants. Under the Government’s new scheme, to be announced formally on 19 March, anyone from outside the EU applying for student or work visa will be required […]

Immigration To Account For A New Household Every 6 Minutes

Government projections issued this week confirm that net immigration is now the largest single influence on household formation in England, accounting for very nearly 4 in 10 new households (39%). The projections show that, over the 25 years from 2006 to 2031, immigration will account for an extra 99,000 households a year – or one […]

Migrant Stock Has Doubled Since 1991 Immigration Problem ‘home Grown’ – Not A Result Of Globalisation

The cause of the highest levels of immigration the UK has ever seen is not, as the government claims, global population movement but rather a series of failures of Government policies, says a new report out today from think tank Migrationwatch – “How did immigration get out of control?” Now that immigration regularly features high […]

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