Government Report Immigrants Create Overcrowding and Fuel Tensions

The World - with Lyn Mozar

Asylum seekers, refugees and low-skilled immigrants are creating overcrowding, fueling community tensions and putting pressure on the NHS Home Office researchers have assessed for the first time the ground-level impact of immigration on British communities by conducting a survey of local authorities and service providers.

They found that immigrants were likely to lead to longer waiting times at GP surgeries, be involved in anti-social behaviour and create pest control issues because of overcrowding. Mark Harper, the immigration minister, said:
"This report highlights the significant impact high levels of migration have had on UK communities. "It emphasises the importance of protecting our public services and taking a robust approach against those who come here to exploit our welfare system".

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