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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

How ministers are gaming the net migration target

>International students are currently the largest single category of immigrants who count in the net migration figures, which cover all those intending to stay more than a year. In the most recent figures (the year to June 2011) there were 242,000 such students -- making up 40 per cent of so-called 'long term' immigration. However, as a new report by IPPR