Who can believe Labour's promises to control immigration?
Figures just released show that…
- More student visas were issued last year than ever before. The number at 273,610 was up 31% on 2008.
- The overall number of visas issued was 1,996,500, an increase of 2% on 2008.
- Grants of settlement rose by 30% to 192,680 in 2009.
“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.”