Updated: Jan 12
Immigration into the UK in 2020 was so high that it literally broke records. As Migration Watch reported on ONS estimates:
‘Total long-term immigration by those of all citizenships (715,000), and total immigration by non-UK citizens (633,000) were both at the highest levels ever recorded’.
Overall net migration came close at 313,000 to the all-time record set in 2015 which was 331,00. Most of the 2020 influx is coming from outside of the EU, as Migration Watch notes:
‘Net migration to the UK from outside the EU nearly tripled since the year to March 2013 (when it was 106,000) to its highest level ever - 316,000.Net migration to the UK from the EU has fallen, from 219,000 in the year to March 2015, to 58,000 in the most recent year.’
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Proponents of mass migration point to the cultural benefits, advances in GDP and the virtue of diversity. Its detractors argue that it supresses wages, changes communities and is a barrier to assimilation.
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