Leaving the EU will not stop immigration to the UK. Countries such as Norway and Switzerland, who are not part of the EU, have to accept free movement and have higher rates of EU migration than the UK. If we adopted the Australian points system proposed by Vote Leave, would give us double the levels of immigration.
At the moment we have control of our borders as we are out of the Schengen, and cooperation with France allows us to manage illegal immigration. Also, our border controls would shift from France to Dover, potentially making illegal immigration more difficult to control.
Most of our immigration is from outside the EU, this is not linked to our membership of the EU.
Last updated: Feb 18, 2016
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