New Blog Post: Hein de Haas on Feigning Immigration Control

07 November, 2014

In the latest post to ODID's blog, Debating Development, Hein de Haas looks at current attempts by UK politicians to appear 'tough' on immigration and suggests they are increasingly turning to symbolic measures to create an 'appearance of control'.

He suggests that most immigration to the UK is made up of EU citizens and family members of residence permit holders and adds that an open and wealthy society will always attract considerable immigration.

Read the post.