Net migration is now at its lowest level for a decade showing we are continuing to bring immigration back under control.
Today’s statistics show another significant fall in net migration – down by more than a third since June 2010. This has been driven in the most recent period by a decline in the number of people coming to the UK, as stated by the independent Office for National Statistics.
The figures show we have cut out abuse while encouraging the brightest and best migrants who contribute to economic growth, with a 5 per cent increase in the number of sponsored student visa applications for our world-class universities, and a 5 per cent increase in the number of visas issued to skilled workers.
We have made substantial inroads in cutting immigration and now have a more selective system that works in our national interest. Looking forward, our Immigration Bill will reduce the pull factors to this country and make it easier to remove people with no right to be here.
Ed Miliband is a weak leader who would not control immigration – Labour have opposed every single measure we’ve taken to fix the immigration system.