February 23, 2023
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:
These figures show absolutely no sign that the government are responding to public opinion and getting a grip of immigration.
At just over a quarter of a million, the number of work visas issued in 2022 is almost double that of 2019. Student arrivals, meanwhile, were nearly half a million in addition to over 600,000 international students already enrolled here.
This government will pay a heavy price for failing yet again to control and reduce immigration; despite their repeated promises.