The crisis of immigration: the number of migrants to Britain has doubled in just 30 years

Experts at the Pew Research Center found that the number of people who immigrated to the UK over the past 30 years has doubled. To obtain these results, experts compared immigration rates for 1990 and for 2017.

They analyzed the data from 1990 to 2017, and found that in 1990, 365,000 people who lived in Britain were born in another country. This figure increased to 4730000 in 2000 and to 7.6 million in 2010. In 2017, there were 8,840,000 people living in the UK, who were born in another country.

Scientists also conducted a study of the dominant nationalities in the country, and determined that most of all immigrants from India and Poland live in the United Kingdom.

In turn, the work of Office for National Statistics last month showed that very few people in the European Union are traveling to the UK in search of work (this figure has dropped to 45,000). Nicola White, head of International Migration Statistics, said: "These figures show that 244,000 more people come to the country than they leave it."

The largest increase in immigration to the country over the past 30 years is shown by USA, where the number of migrants has increased from 2,325,000 to 4,978,000. Followed by Germany, Saudi Arabia and Great Britain.

It is very important to note that a particular study considered immigrants "someone who lived in a new country for a year or more." This means that students and foreign workers immediately were included in the study, who, perhaps, do not plan to stay in the new country.

The work of scientists has also shown that in the last 7 years, approximately 1.5 million people have left the countries of Central Africa and moved either to Europe or the US and many want to follow their example. Phillip Connor, the head of a group of scientists who worked on the study, said: "The results of our work indicate a burning desire of people to leave their country in the next few years."

Housing Minister Dominic Raab commented on the results from his position as follows: "Over the past 25 years, migration has inflated property prices in the UK by 5 times."

And where do the British move? Ireland, New Zealand and Iceland are just some of the destinations that the British prefer, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The British in these countries are primarily attracted by the fact that most of the population speaks English, that is, it is easier for them to settle down on the spot than if they had to learn the language.

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