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Today’s Migration Statistics should not be used to distort the EU debate

 
  • Net migration statistics tell us very little about the UK’s need for migrants and the benefits they bring.
  • The statistically significant rise in the proportion migrants

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Government's NHS charging proposals for migrants are an unworkable & costly mess

Extending NHS charging for migrants will create a discriminatory two-tier health system and increase costs

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Child refugees in the UK can finally hope to be reunited with parents

  • The UK’s Immigration Rules allow for refugees to be reunited with their children and dependent partners, but, in an astonishing oversight, do not allow children to be reunited with their paren

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EU Summit: How scapegoating migrants has backed Britain into a corner

As opposition to David Cameron’s renegotiation package mounts on the eve of the EU Summit, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) comments on how scapegoating of migrants has backed

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Press Release: British families are currently being ripped apart under the guise of ‘controlling immigration’

The Government radically changed the Family Migration Rules in July 2012, creating a new and inflexible minimum income requirement of £18,600 for British nationals and permanently settled residents

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Government Climbdown on Health Attacks 10/10/2013

After weeks of posturing aover denying irregular migrants access to healthcare, the Immigration Bill contains provisions to make students and other shirt-term immigrants pay a fee upfront. While we condemn forcing more money out of immigrants, we welcome the climbdown.

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Immigration Bill Reaction 10/10/2013

Here is the press release issued the evening before the immigration Bill was published by the Home Office.

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Health Consultation Initial Press Release 08/07/2013

This is JCWI's initial reaction on the announcement of the consultation on the Government's plans to charge a levy on incoming migrants for potential use of NHS services.

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