Commenting on the latest Migration Statistics, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
"A reduction of a third in one year is welcome evidence that the government's policies are starting to take effect. Immigration from outside the EU is down by 60,000 but visas for university students in 2012 were up by 3%. The universities have been wrong to claim that their sector was suffering from the restrictions designed to tackle bogus college students. Industry should be pleased that work permits were also up by 2.5 % last year and business visitors were up 100,000 to 1.7 million.
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