A survey last year found that more than three-quarters of Brits do not view overseas students as immigrants, with these students generating almost £26 billion a year for the UK economy and supporting 200,000 jobs.
via Lords Serve Tories Crushing Blow By Voting To Remove International Students From Immigration Figures | The Huffington Post
Members of the European Parliament have called for the European Commission to impose visas on US citizens visiting Europe amid an ongoing dispute over visa restrictions against five EU nations.
via EU parliament urges visas for US citizens visiting Europe – CNN.com
She then talked with great passion and concern of the risk of unaccompanied children coming into the country, a reference to the talk of taking in Syrian refugee minors. This is of course entirely unconnected to the EU.
Source: EU referendum: Inside the voters battleground – BBC News
It would particularly hamper the 410,000 British short-term migrants who live and work abroad – double the number of those who come here
Source: Brexiters are missing the point of Australian-style immigration | Politics | The Guardian
Vote Leave says the UK could have a “fairer, more humane” points-based immigration system if it left the EU, but Remain campaigners say it would “wreck” the economy.
Source: Leave campaigners pledge ‘fairer immigration’ outside EU – BBC News
According to the Office for National Statistics, there was a 20,000 rise in net migration to the UK from the 313,000 for the year to December 2014.
Source: Net migration to UK rises to 333,000 – second highest on record – BBC News
EU membership does not stop the UK turning away convicted serious criminals at its borders. But further EU integration in the shape of more information sharing could make this more effective.
Source: Does the EU really allow dangerous criminals free entry to the UK? | Politics | The Guardian
The figures were obtained through freedom of information requests to HMRC. The Guardian finally received both sets of information following a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Source: Revealed: tax credit data exposes limits of Cameron’s ’emergency brake’ | Politics | The Guardian