Friday, 15 February 2013

Seven KEY facts about immigration

Seven Key Facts

Net immigration quadrupled to nearly 200,000 a year between 1997 and 2009. In 2010 it was 252,000.
Over 3 million immigrants have arrived since 1997.
Migrants arrive almost
every minute; they leave at just over half that rate.

We must build a new home every seven minutes for new migrants.
England is already, with the Netherlands, the most crowded country in Europe
The population of the UK will grow by over 7 million to 70 million in the next 16 years, 5 million due to immigration - that is 5 times the population of Birmingham.
To keep the population
of the UK, now 62.3 million, below 70 million, net immigration must be reduced to around 40,000 a year.
It would then peak in mid century at about 68 million.

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