Genuine refugees


By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, MigrationwatchUK
© Copyright of Sir Andrew Green
The Independent, London, 15 February, 2005


Sir: Dr Grenville's letter (14 February) was strangely acerbic.

We do, indeed, have a number of Jewish refugees in our village and I meet them quite frequently but I do not regard them as immigrants. Having lived in Britain for 60 years, they are fully part of our community. Nor has Migrationwatch ever opposed granting asylum to genuine refugees, as these evidently were.

Our concern is not about existing immigrant communities, but with the rapid increase in immigration which, having trebled in recent years, is placing a strain on our social services and on the cohesion of society.

© Copyright of Sir Andrew Green
The Independent 15 February 2005

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