Education


Immigration And Education: Response To The Ippr

The IPPR has recently published a critique of Migrationwatch's recent report on the likely future impacts that immigration would have on primary and secondary education in the UK. Their critique does not attempt to challenge our main point – namely that mass immigration of 3 million over the last 12 years is likely to add […]

25th October 2010 (Education)

Response To Critics: Immigration And Demand For Education

Our paper published on 14 October attracted criticism from the usual quarters.  None of it affected the main thrust of the report which was that there will be a very substantial increase in the demand for education as a result of the massive levels of immigration permitted, even encouraged, by the previous government.   However, it […]

18th October 2010 (Education)

Decade Of Immigration Means ½ Million More School Places To Be Found In Next Five Years – And 1m Over Ten Years

Over the next five years – to 2015 – over half a million more school places will be needed for the children of recent immigrants to the UK – those who arrived after 1998. This will cost a total of £40 billion over the period – according to a new report (Briefing Paper No 2.4) from think-tank […]

14th October 2010 (Education)

‘if The Tories Are Serious About Immigration It Will Be In The Manifesto’

Commentary By Sir Andrew Green Chairman of Migration Watch UK The Times, London, 11 January, 2010 It was good to see an Archbishop give the political system a hefty kick last week. Lord Carey’s courageous intervention in support of the cross-party group called Balanced Migration certainly caught the attention of the public and gave a […]

Sir Andrew Green: 10 Reasons Our Visa System Is Rotten To The Core

Commentary in The Daily Mail 30 December, 2009 We got lucky – this time. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian graduate of University College London who tried to blow up a passenger aircraft over Detroit was turned down for a student visa when he applied for one in May. He had been stupid enough to try […]

30th December 2009 (Education, Terrorism, Visas/Work Permits)

Student Visas ‘a Massive Hole’ In Border Controls As Numbers Top 1.5 Million In 8 Years

Nearly 3/4 of visas under the Points Based System are given to students 11/2 million students admitted in just 8 years No checks on how many leave UK Role of Immigration Officers severely undermined   A new report out today reveals that student visas are a massive loophole in our border controls. Nearly three quarters […]

Huge Cost Of Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Quantified

An amnesty for illegal immigrants would be bound to encourage further illegal immigration, their present number has been seriously underestimated and the lifetime cost would be in the order of £130 billion even on that low estimate of numbers, says a report out today from think-tank Migrationwatch. The report is in reply to a paper […]

New Tax On Migrants A “drop In The Ocean” Compared With Cost Of Migration Initiatives. For Every £1 Of Government Spending On Schemes To Help Migrants, New Tax Will Raise About 7p.

Research conducted by think-tank Migrationwatch shows that the amounts raised by the “migrant tax” are paltry compared with the significant amounts spent on government programmes specifically to help migrants. Under the Government’s new scheme, to be announced formally on 19 March, anyone from outside the EU applying for student or work visa will be required […]

Immigration: Bbc Radio 4: Beyond Westminster

Radio 4’s Beyond Westminster (1100 hrs – 1130 hrs Saturday, 10 January 2009) discussed whether the record levels of immigrants are something to be celebrated or deplored and how far things will be changed by the looming recession The BBC’s Andrew Rawnsley first questioned Migrationwatch’s Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, about why his organisation is alarmed […]

Migrationwatch Invited To Put Forward Policy Suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were invited by a Cross Party Group of Parliamentarians to put forward suggestions as to how immigration issues should be tackled in a way that took account and also tackles the need to preserve the competitiveness of the economy […]

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