Tuesday, May 15, 2007
In "The Immigration Legacy of Tony Blair," Will Somerville of the Migration Policy Institute in the May 2007 Migration Information Source writes about Tony Blair's immigration legacy. Elected prime minister of the United Kingdom in May 1997, Tony Blair of the UK Labour party announced in October 2004 that he did not wish to stand for a fourth term. Commentators have already leapt to define his time in office, but few have noted one of his legacies that will likely last at least a generation. Namely, Blair leaves behind an immigration system that has been fundamentally reshaped: migration is now "managed" to favor migrants coming for work and study. Click here for the full story.