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'Unlikely' we will meet immigration target - Theresa May

Home Secretary Theresa May has said the government has been trying to bring net migration down to the tens of thousands.

Non-EU migration was now down to the levels of the late 1990s, she told Andrew Marr.

"We've been changing every single route; so we see reductions in family visas, we see reductions in student visas, we've been rooting out abuse - there are 750 colleges now that can't bring overseas students in - but it is, of course, unlikely that we're going to reach the tens of thousands by the end of the Parliament.

"Why is that? It's because we've seen increasing numbers of people coming from across Europe, partly because our economy is doing better than other economies in Europe, and we've been doing what we can in relation to EU migration, but there is of course more to be done."

  • 23 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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