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Five problems with UK immigration control post-Brexit

McGovern, Patrick (2016) Five problems with UK immigration control post-Brexit. LSE Brexit (11 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Most Leave voters expected Brexit to deliver a cut in immigration. In fact, says Patrick McGovern, they may see the very opposite. Points-based systems like the one advocated by Ukip do not cut migration. He discusses the possibility of a last-minute surge in EU migration, the effect of family reunification and the risk that irregular migrants will find new routes. Additionally, the porous Irish border with Northern Ireland poses a challenge for the UK Border Agency, which has already struggled to implement its e-borders policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 14:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:23

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