Monday, 9 March 2009

New estimates on irregular migration

Hi all,

on this very lovely Monday morning we set out at the break of dawn to be interviewed by BBC Breakfast.

Austen Ivereigh, our campaign Policy Director, intervened in a brief debate over irregular migration and put forth our idea for an amnesty for long-term migrants.

This debate is in preparation for tonight's BBC Panorama programme, and in the context of new estimated figures of irregular migration in Britain. These new figures, drawn from a forthcoming report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson, estimate the number of irregular migrants at a average of 725,000 people. We welcome these figures, which appear more up-to-date and accurate.

The programme is available on BBC iPlayer.

See our press release regarding this new report

Watch out for the next blog entry, where I give you the details of the debate. And as always, we look forward to your comments!

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