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Responding to the latest immigration figures UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said, “Mass immigration is still hopelessly out of control and set to get worse if we Remain inside the EU, going on with disastrous open borders. 

“However I don’t believe these official figures and I’m sure the real numbers are much higher.”

Immigration minister James Brokenshire said: “Net migration from outside of the EU and within the EU remains too high. These figures underline that there are no quick fixes or simple solutions.

“However, we remain committed to reforms across the whole of Government to bring migration down to sustainable levels, which is in the best interest of our country.

“We have cut abuse in student and family visa systems, raised standards in work routes and toughened welfare provisions.

“The new Immigration Act will go further, tackling illegal working and making it harder than ever for illegal migrants to stay under the radar, putting an end to the permissive environment of the past.

“In addition, the Prime Minister re-negotiated our position within the EU.

“This will close back-door routes into the UK, tackle the artificial draw of the welfare system and make it easier to deal with abuse of free movement and to deport those with criminal records.

“Leaving the EU is absolutely no panacea or silver bullet whatever some may suggest.”

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