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Immigration Controls

Question for Home Office

UIN 20941, tabled on 5 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on reducing net migration to the tens of thousands.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 January 2016

Uncontrolled mass immigration increases pressure on public services and can drive down wages. That is why our ambition remains to cut net migration to sustainable levels. We continue to work across government to reduce net migration outside of the EU and seek reform in Europe to reduce the pull factors behind EU migration. Building on the measures in the Immigration Act 2014, our new Immigration Bill will address illegal working, the availability of public services which help migrants remain here unlawfully and will extend our 'deport first appeal later' approach to ensure that even more illegal migrants are removed from the UK.

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