The Latest Net Migration Figures

The latest net migration figure (to June 2011) is 250,000. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 

"These figures are disappointing. They show that the immigration super tanker has been brought to a halt but massive efforts by the government will be essential if their manifesto promise is to be kept. For example, the student visa system, which admits half a million non-EU students a year, needs a much more effective means of testing whether the applicants are genuine and intend to return home.

23rd February 2012 - Migration Trends, Office for National Statistics, Population

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