no it has no benefits economically as numerous studies have shown. Can you not derail my thread as I am focus on whether it had increased the risk of terrorism.(Original post by viddy9)
No, immigration hasn't made us less safe. Immigrants are no more likely to commit crime than natives, and the risk of a terrorist attack occurring is incredibly low. Lower than dying in a car accident or slipping in your bathtub, in fact.
On top of that, it brings us numerous benefits. It results in higher GDP per capita and billions of pounds in extra revenue for the government (marginally, between 2001-2011, EU migrants contributed £28.7 billion more than they took, whilst non-EU migrants made a net contribution of £20.5 billion - see table 6). And, most importantly, it results in higher living standards for immigrants themselves.
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