Who can believe Labour's promises to control immigration?

Figures just released show that…

  1. More student visas were issued last year than ever before. The number at 273,610 was up 31% on 2008.
  2. The overall number of visas issued was 1,996,500, an increase of 2% on 2008.
  3. Grants of settlement rose by 30% to 192,680 in 2009.

GREEN-DAMIAN-RED-TIE Commenting, Shadow Immigration Minister Damian Green said:

“These are the last immigration figures before a General Election and
it is now clear that immigration has been running out of control
throughout the life time of this Government. Even in a recession with
more than two million unemployed the number of work visas issued is
going up. So much for British jobs for British workers.”