Migration Trends


New Research Shows Impact Of Immigration On Social Housing

Proportion of foreign born in social housing rises 50% in ten years. New research by Migrationwatch, based on official figures, shows the pressure that uncontrolled immigration has placed – and will place – on social housing. Speaking at the annual conference of the National Housing Federation in London Migrationwatch chairman, Sir Andrew Green said that […]

23rd September 2009 (Housing, Migration Trends, Policy, Population)

Migration Figures, Not Prejudice

Independent Newspaper Letters Column 23 September, 2009. Mark Steel’s column on 9 September, “The Poles might be leaving but the prejudice remains” claimed that most of the apocalyptic warnings of an Eastern European take-over could be traced back to the organisation Migrationwatch. On the contrary, we have been saying for over a year now that […]

The Economist On-line Debate On International Migration

The Economist’s motion is “This house believes that there is too much international migration”. Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, is one of the debate’s expert guests. There are opening, rebuttal, and concluding statements from two main debaters, with commentary from the expert guests. The debate, which started on 8 September, is moderated by Adam Roberts, […]

12th September 2009 (Migration Trends, Population)

Should The Uk Stop Trying To Control Immigration?

Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, will be one of the panellists on BBC Radio 4 ‘Iconoclasts’ programmes on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.02 pm. This live three-part discussion programme, chaired by Ed Stourton, will examine controversial policy suggestions. Philippe Legrain, journalist, will propose that the UK should stop trying to control immigration. His views will […]

How Immigration Affects Population Size

A UK population of 70 million remains very likely within 25 years, despite the probably temporary effect of the recession. That is the conclusion of a report issued today by Migrationwatch. The baby boom and the International Passenger Survey figures released last week have cast the spotlight on the growth in our population. The birth […]

Comment By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman Of Migration Watch Uk, On Immigration Figures

Sir Andrew said that “It is the usual government spin to claim these numbers as a success for immigration policy despite the fact that foreign immigration is virtually unchanged at about half a million a year. What has really happened is that EU citizens have voted with their feet; the number leaving has doubled in […]

Uk’s Population On Track For 70 Million

Government’s own, new survey shows 79% of people want immigration cut Commenting on the release today by the Office of National Statistics of data on migration, the Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, Frank Field MP and Nicholas Soames MP, said: “The fall in net migration may well be temporary – as […]

World Population Trends Likely To Increase Uk Immigration Levels Still Further.

Even larger immigration flows into the UK than we are currently experiencing will, as a result of world population trends, be almost inevitable unless there is decisive Government action to restrict numbers, says a report out today. The UK population is already forecast to rise to 77m by 2050 – from its current 60 million […]

12th August 2009 (Migration Trends, Population)

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.

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