Net Immigration Figures Under-Estimated

According to figures recently published, the number of eastern European immigrants coming to Britain was hugely underestimated; as a result of an official survey failing to monitor arrivals through regional airports.

The latest figures have suggested that between 2001 and 2011, net immigration was roughly 350,000 higher than previously suggested – with the increase being because the survey missing many passengers who entered the UK via regional airports.

In addition to highlighting that immigration figures were significantly higher than originally suggested; the watchdog have also revealed within their report that between 2001 and 2007, the number of routes connecting UK airports with European Union countries increased to 190.

The biggest increases in routes and passenger journeys, according to the watchdog, during this period, occurred at Luton and Stansted.

Whilst the latest figures have suggested that net immigration between 2001 and 2011 was significantly undervalued; for those migrants within the UK who require legal advice, our immigration solicitors at Howe+Co can assist.

Our solicitors have over 20 years experienced within immigration law, meaning we are ideally placed to handle a range of immigration law matters – and to find out how we can assist you, contact us today.

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