Immigration fears spark political firestorm in United Kingdom

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  • Brittanicus Orleans, IN
    Dec. 27, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    God Help the British Working People. Its like the American Equivalent of the 1986 Reform and Control Amnesty, that U.S. Taxpayers are still recovering from the costs.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 7:10 a.m.

    Boy does this sound familiar. The main issue with immigrants to anywhere being able to become citizens is language. If the immigrants to England speak English, or learn it, then usually the problem of low wages and unemployment and huge financial stress on the social services does not become as big a problem. However..........

    One thing I found interesting in the article was Britain was seen as a magnet for immigrants due to the generous health and housing benefits. I wonder if we can learn anything from that. Hmmmmmmmmmm....

    And let's face it. There are some 6 billion humans on planet Earth today. The vast majority unfortunately live in poverty and know they can have a better life going to a first world country. Neither the U.S. or all of Europe can absorb every person who would want to move to those countries. Otherwise the poverty of nations would become universal. We are a huge country compared to England, and we can absorb more. England will reach a breaking point sooner than us. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out financially and politically over there.