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By Philippe Legrain 3 COMMENTS

I debated this issue with Andrew Green of MigrationWatch on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast at 7am this morning. The interviewer is Nicky Campbell. Listen to it here

Posted 13 May 2010 in Blog
  1. Adetope says:

    Presently reading your book and i am loving it (Immigrants your country needs them)

    I think it is a daft idea,
    1 what happens after the cap for the year is reached would migrants in the UK be able to bring in their dependants if they are not already here

    2 Being a foreign doctor in the NHS with my contracts being renewed every 6 months and for which i have to apply for a visa each time, what would happen if the cap has been reached and i am about to renew the contract would i be told to leave the UK with my family because the cap has been reached.

    I think the main problem is with overstayers who come on visiting visa and never return get illegal work and go into bogus marriages

    Also because they are tied into the EU marriage, they feel non EU migrants should bear the brunt of their decisions on cutting immigration.

    I have MSc from the university of Aberdeen which i had to pay 11,250 pounds and my British colleagues paid basically nothing.
    It is made to sound as if as migrants we claim all the benefits, and the British public buy into this nonsense, do they realise it is stamped on my passport that i am not entitled to claim benefits, not even tax credits despite the fact that i pay taxes.

  2. H4ck3r says:

    I have MSc from the university of Aberdeen which i had to pay 11,250 pounds and my British colleagues paid basically nothing.It is made to sound as if as migrants we claim all the benefits, and the British public buy into this nonsense, do they realise it is stamped on my passport that i am not entitled to claim benefits, not even tax credits despite the fact that i pay taxes.
    +1

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