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Should we stop immigration altogether?

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    The past few years have sparked debate about whether immigration in the UK should be stopped, due to lack of jobs etc.
    What does anyone think?
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    If anyone actually suggests stopping immigration then they deserve a slap. Limiting it, controlling it better etc is one thing, stopping it is just stupid
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    No.
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    If anyone actually suggests stopping immigration then they deserve a slap. Limiting it, controlling it better etc is one thing, stopping it is just stupid
    Then to what extent should it be controlled? Where can we draw the line here?
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    (Original post by emkayheych)
    Then to what extent should it be controlled? Where can we draw the line here?
    Let in the skilled workers, refuse the unskilled ones.
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    No I think immigration should be enouraged.

    This way we get a more multiculturual scoiety. We will get skills froom a much larger pool and all sorts of foods, music etc.

    I hate it when people complain about "damn immigrants stealing their jobs". We recently had a builder who said that polish workers were rubbish and make a mess of the job, but the funny thing is that he has now ruined our house and left the job when we complained. He cut so many corners and barely turned up for work most mornings.

    I find immigrants are usually more willing to do ork and less lazy. They do work hard.
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    (Original post by Kennedy7697)
    Let in the skilled workers, refuse the unskilled ones.
    All well and good but what happens if they are skilled but don't wish to work? Or, moreover, what happens if they are skilled in a job role that doesn't have much demand?

    I think rigorous controls need to be put in place immediately. Mass immigration is threatening to spoil everything for everybody and we can't possibly continue to let in the amount of people we are doing; there isn't enough room, for one.
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    (Original post by emkayheych)
    The past few years have sparked debate about whether immigration in the UK should be stopped, due to lack of jobs etc.
    What does anyone think?
    Oh wow!
    I have a citizenship exam tomorrow and it's heavily based about immigration, and I need to consider alternative viewpoints
    Thanks x
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    personally I think that although multiculturalism is brilliant, we do need to retain some of our own culture, as the other countries in Europe have done. I also think the way that some immigrants segregate themselves is rather unacceptable, and if we are all to work together in this country, we should all be able to communicate and interact with one another.
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    no.. People are so quick to pass judgement but take no time to consider what some people are fleeing from.
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    Limit immigration to make sure that those who have something to contribute to society get in but don't stop it altogether. We now virtually have open borders since immigrants are the cheapest for corporations to employ.
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    Evidently people should be able to flee here for security, but not just to take advantage of our far too generous benefits system...
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    No, immigration should be unrestricted. However, we should stop giving immigrants from the EU [mostly referring to eastern Europeans/poor Europeans] (and other places) benefits. This way, only skilled/rich immigrants come. And all immigrants should have £1,000 just in case it doesn't work out in the UK so the UK government don't have to fork out the payments in flights. As to the use of public services (e.g. public schools, NHS etc), if they come here unemployed then the same rules applied to holidayers coming to Britain using the NHS should apply to them and they shouldn't be allowed to use public schools and if they are employed then I don't see any reason to restrict their uses of these services considering their paying taxes.
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    Should we stop paying pensions?

    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    Nope.

    We need to become a more mixed raced society. We need to copy what America have done and become a white minority society at least.

    We can do this increasing the amount of non eu immigrants from Africa and Asia.

    Currently 25% of babies born the UK are non white and around 22% of primary schoolchildren in England are non white. These are very good statistics and we can improve on them.

    America is heading for a minority majority nation by 2042, we should do it 20-30 years after but we cannot stop immigration in order to do this.
    Why should we be aiming for anything in this respect?
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    Why should we be aiming for anything in this respect?
    His a right-wing troll trying to satirize left-wingers who talk about multiracialism. Look at his previous threads.
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    Should we stop paying pensions?



    Why should we be aiming for anything in this respect?
    Because it makes Britain a fairer society (IMO) if it were full of different types of people of all sorts of backgrounds. It works in America, it can work here. I think humanity is better for it.
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    Immigration, like everything has it's pros and it's cons. If immgrants are willing to work and to do so at minimum wage - that for example will lower cost to businesses, which again has it's own benefits. On the flipside immigration can, and most likely will create social tensions, not only with the job argument, but create strains on public services, as well as create an alienation affect for the British population - Peterborough is an example.

    1) There should be an immigration cap - maybe starting high and gradually getting lower
    2) Immigrants should only be accepted if their presence will provide a proven benefit the country OR if they are seeking asylum and can prove it as well.
    3) This may be controversial - but there should be a English Speaking Test to see if immigrants (not asylum seekers as that's a bit harsh) can speak basic English at least.
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    We certainly don't need anyone else coming in seeing how many people don't have jobs.
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    Basically all immigration from third world countries must be stopped because the more of those third worlders you bring the more your country will look like one from the third world.
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    that's like saying should lions stop eating meat to maintain the balance in the food chain; you can't disallow something natural you have to let nature take course and believe thus allowing things to ocour with hope in our minds. The thing is in this society everyone longs for changes to occour rapidly which is a negative quality to have as a wise once said PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE.

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