Thursday, 3 September 2015

Some Facts on immigration

Related to the UK but let's have a look.


  • 26% of NHS doctors were born abroad
  • The BMA advises that without immigrants many NHS services would struggle to provide effective care
  • Almost 5.5 million British people live permanently abroad (economic emigrants?)
  • Immigrants are 60% less likely to claim benefits than British born people
  • Between 1995 and 2011, EU immigrants contributed £8.8 billion more than they gained
  • Most studies suggest immigration has no significant impact on employment or unemployment
  • UK had fewer first time Asylum applications in January to March 2015 than six other EU countries
  • Registered Syrian refugees: 4,015,256, 2.2m in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, 1.8m in Turkey, 24,000 in North Africa. 49.5% males, 50.5% females.
  • 610,000 empty homes in England, 200,000 dwellings unoccupied for over six months


or if you want more expansive info
https://fullfact.org/factcheck/immigration/blackboard_claims_immigration_facebook-47456