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Controlling and managing our borders

20th Dec, 14

UKIP launches Immigration policy with Nigel Farage, 04 Mar 2015

The most recent ONS report (February 2015) says Net long-term migration to the UK was estimated to be 298,000 in the year ending September 2014, a statistically significant increase from 210,000 in the previous 12 months, and that the rate of increase is accelerating

624,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending September 2014, and 327,000 people emigrated from the UK.

"Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True" by Trevor Phillips, the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality.

The UK has 64.1 million citizens (ONS data for 2013).  In the last 10 years it is estimated that 4 million migrants moved to the UK.  The UN World Population Prospects 2013 estimates that by 2050 the UK population will rise to 73 million (+18% or 9 million more people).  Almost every problem will be made easier to solve if the UK had a stable or smaller population. 

No one will come they said, but Official figures show 187,370 Romanians and Bulgarians were given National Insurance numbers over the course of 2014 after immigration rules were relaxed.

Controlling and managing our borders 

– UKIP recognises the benefits of limited, controlled immigration.

– UKIP will leave the EU, and take back control of our borders. Work permits will be permitted to fill skills gaps in the UK jobs market.

– We will extend to EU citizens the existing points-based system for time-limited work permits. Those coming to work in the UK must have a job to go to, must speak English, must have accommodation agreed prior to their arrival, and must have NHS-approved health insurance.

– Migrants will only be eligible for benefits (in work or out of work)  when they have been paying tax and NI for five years and will only be eligible for permanent residence after ten years.

– UKIP will reinstate the primary purpose rule for bringing foreign spouses and children to the UK.  

– UKIP will not offer an amnesty for illegal immigrants or those gaining British passports through fraud.

– UKIP will return to the principles of the UN Convention of Refugees which serves to protect the most vulnerable.  

To find out more about all UKIP's latest policies click on Policies for People

Migration Watch's Lord Green on UK's rise in Polulation 

Steven Woolfe MEP - Migration spokesperson at UKIP Conference Sept, 2014

UK immigration triples as Cameron fails to keep election pledge.

Why have Labour & Tories ignored immigration? = four million foreign born voters

Why as a Pole I back UKIP immigration policy - Great Britain, just like any other country in the world, be it the USA, Canada, Australia or Poland should have the right to know and control who is allowed to settle down here, work here, and build his or her life here, as well as the pace at which that happens.

David Cameron admits the Conservative have failed to control immigration, which for years all political parties bar UKIP avoided speaking about.  Mr Cameron said Britain would be a “better, stronger country” if net migration fell to tens of thousands, a target the government has failed to meet.  More broken promises from the Prime Minister like the "Cast Iron Guarrantee" on an EU Referendum in 2009.