Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tony Blair's Immigration Legacy

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.

KJ

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Namely, Blair leaves behind an immigration system that has been fundamentally reshaped: migration is now "managed" to favor migrants coming for work and study.

This is absurd on its face -- the "managed" part. The UK is one of the EU nations that fully opened its labor markets to the new EU lands in 2005. And the very large numbers of "migrants" that have entered the UK since then -- far greater than the dishonest Blair government ever predicted or today can accurately count -- are completely unselected for their suitability for employment or anything else.

Posted by: eh | May 16, 2007 10:33:39 PM

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