Politicians scared of toxic immigration debate

  Political attitudes to immigration can be toxic. Cases like the Minister of State for Immigration going on national television to tell an Iraqi asylum seeker to leave the UK; the Home Office’s controversial ‘Go Home’ vans which spent a week parading the streets of London; gay and lesbian people told they had to “prove” their sexuality. Even as the …

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Immigrants benefit the cities in which they live

A report out last week from the Centre for Cities comments on Immigration as an urban issue. The policy briefing notes that the most economically successful cities attract the highest share of immigrants and that the cities with the highest levels of unemployment are the cities with some of the lowest shares of immigrants in the population. Download the report

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