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New figures show that Britain's ethnic minority communities all want a cap on immigration

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Almost 80% of UK residents think the number of migrants coming into the country should be reduced, and 59% want a big drop, says a new survey.

They are worried a constant influx of new people is hitting school places and job prospects, and overwhelming local hospitals.

And support for stricter controls on borders was shared by people from all backgrounds.

More than 60% of Asians quizzed for the study said they wished to see immigration reduced.

And 32% wanted a large cut. Of black respondents, 57% were keen on curbs and 32% wanted a strict ban on new arrivals.

Of those classed as “other” ethnicities, 56% wanted a drop and 32% pushed for a big fall.

“The concerns of ethnic minority voters are very similar to everyone else. Reducing net migration to a level last seen in the 1990s is entirely reasonable.”

Across all the minority groups, just one in 10 said they wanted immigration levels to rise, the MigrationWatch study showed.

Alp Mehmet, the group’s vice-chairman, said: “The concerns of ethnic minority voters are very similar to everyone else.

“Reducing net migration to a level last seen in the 1990s is entirely reasonable.”

Kiran Bali, of the group, added: “The majority of people share similar concerns.”

The report is a response to the right wing Bright Blue group, which claimed the Tories must abandon targets for new arrivals if they want to attract more ethnic minority voters.

Source: Daily Star

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