February 28, 2014
Commenting on today's immigration statistics Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
"Government policy is succeeding in bringing down non-EU migration but they have been blown off course by a sharp increase of 66,000 migrants from the EU. EU migrants now comprise nearly half of foreign net migration.
These figures also show that net migration from Romania and Bulgaria was about 20,000 in the year to last September even before the restrictions were lifted. We believe that this confirms our estimate of 50,000 a year over the next five years."
The ONS Immigration Statistics can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/.../february-2014/index.html