Britain could be forced to take half a million refugees who acquire EU citizenship

Britain could be forced to take half a million refugees who acquire EU citizenship, by Alix Culbertson.

Between 240,000 and 480,000 of the refugees who have already arrived in the EU, together with the dependants who will join them, could move to the UK once they acquire EU citizenship having landed on European shores over the past few years. …

[E]ach person granted asylum is likely to be followed by between four and eight family members. …

The English language, existing migrant communities and a reputation for tolerance and fairness are particular draws. …

Leave campaigner, Iain Duncan Smith MP, points out that immigration is an economic issue as well as a demographic issue:

“Immigration is an economic issue because it has had a big impact on people’s wages – forcing them down, even as the cost of living has risen. It has also had a dramatic impact on people’s ability to afford their own homes, and their ability to access good public services. To coin a phrase “immigration is the economy, stupid’.

Without controlled borders, you don’t have a country.

hat-tip Stephen Neil