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Net migration falls by a third
Telegraph [UK], by Wesley Johnson

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/28/2013 6:12:25 AM

The number of people heading to Britain, less the number leaving, dropped significantly by 84,000 to 163,000 in the year to June, fuelled by a 17% drop in the number of foreign students arriving. Immigration to the UK fell from 589,000 to 515,000, its lowest since 2003, official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have pledged to reduce net migration to below 100,000 before the next election in 2015 and have brought in a number of measures to crack down on bogus students.

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Meanwhile, in the United States the government is releasing thousands of illegal alien criminals who will then arrange for their families to sneak into the country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/28/2013 7:31:27 AM     (No. 9200414)

It´s tempting to give Cameron´s government some credit for this e.g. a crackdown on the abuse of student visas but given that his Coalition partner is the Lib Dems that may not be credible.

There are 10-12 million Romanians and Bulgarians waiting for full EU membership and a chance to bolt for soft-touch Britain.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/28/2013 7:54:16 AM     (No. 9200442)

#1, please also see

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/thomaspascoe/100023096/a-sharp-fall-in-immigration-is-a-significant-success-for-theresa-may/

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