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Immigration

Labour peer calls for an end to 'elite consensus' on immigration

15:22 04/01/2013
A Labour member of the House of Lords has said that the government should open up a 'democratic debate' around immigration. Lord Glasman is a professor of politics at London Metropolitan University...

London Mayor offers support for pro-immigration pressure group

12:04 04/01/2013
The Mayor of London has given his support to the Migration Matters Trust. The Trust was established last year but will be officially launched in January 2013. Boris Johnson, the Conservative mayor of...

Immigration contributes to Australian population growth

18:42 02/01/2013
Australia's population grew by 1.6% or 359,600 people in the year to the end of June 2012. 58% of that rise was caused by immigration. The population reached 22.7m in July, according to the...

Leaked Canadian government report recommends more immigration

17:38 05/12/2012
A leaked report prepared for the Canadian government recommends a rise in immigration levels of 6% annually between 2014 and 2018. This would take the annual immigration target from about 253,000 at...

US could create 8.8m jobs by boosting immigration

13:51 04/12/2012
The US could create 8.8m new jobs by issuing 100,000 green cards to graduates says Peter Cohan, a management consultant, author and lecturer. Mr Cohan was writing in Forbes magazine. He cites...

Bowen defends Australia's 'no advantage' policy on asylum seekers

15:35 03/12/2012
The Australian immigration minister Chris Bowen has defended the Australian government's policies on the treatment of asylum seekers. He told MPs on the left wing of the Australian Labor Party, of...

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