"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment

'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

Census finds that 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain and in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern European

120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain: Census shows in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern EuropeanFears of major influx when travel restrictions lifted at the end of the yearIn Boston, Lincolnshire, 10.7 per cent of population are Eastern EuropeanPM announced plans to make access to social benefits harder for migrants By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:53 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Nearly 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain despite not yet being allowed to work freely in this country, official figures showed yesterday. The data from the 2011 census showed that migration to Britain – at a rate equivalent to 30,000 a year – began as soon as the two countries joined the EU. The disclosure is fresh evidence that a major movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens is likely when restrictions are lifted at the end of the year.

Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefit

Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefitCash is awarded despite the children living in another countryCritics blast taxpayer cash going to dependents in countries like PolandSituation will worsen when Romanians and Bulgarians allowed UK jobs By James Slack PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 4 February 2013 Cash migration: The money is sent to families in Poland, Ireland, France, Slovakia and many other nations Britain is giving EU immigrants 1million a week in handouts for children who live abroad. The payments include child benefit – which was stripped from more than one million British families last month. The bill is likely to rise still further when Romanians and Bulgarians get free access to the UK jobs market on January 1.

Migrants "will push house prices up by an extra 10%", Theresa May warns

Migrants 'will push house prices up by an extra 10%', Theresa May warns Home Secretary: ‘More than one third of all new housing demand caused by immigration' Said research house prices will be 13 per cent higher over next 20 years than if migration were at zero | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 House prices will rise by more than 10 per cent unless mass immigration is controlled, Theresa May warned yesterday. The increases in the years to come would go beyond other pressures on the housing market – dealing a blow to young Britons already struggling to get on the property ladder. In a speech in London, the Home Secretary delivered a blunt analysis of the impact of Labour’s ‘open door’ immigration policy.

Writer"s epic seven year journey covering 21,000 miles to retrace the path of our migrating ancestors

The man who plans to trek 21,000 miles over SEVEN YEARS in epic attempt to trace the paths of our migrating ancestors Paul Salopek will retrace migration of humans from Africa 70,000 years ago for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken He will walk from Ethiopia's Rift Valley to southern tip of South AmericaThe writer will create a 'family portrait of humanity' as he documents the people and places he visits along the way | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is preparing for one of the most ambitious reporting projects ever undertaken – a seven-year trek across the globe to retrace the steps taken by early man tens of thousands of years ago. Paul Salopek will create 'a family portrait of humanity' as he documents the 21,000-mile journey over four continents, from the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia to the most southerly point in South America. The epic route will follow the footsteps of early humans who left Africa 70,000 years ago and spread into Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.

Biggest fall in immigration for 20 years: Success thanks to a blitz on bogus colleges and a cut in student visas

Biggest fall in immigration for 20 years: Success thanks to a blitz on bogus colleges and a cut in student visas Minister hails success of government's 'tough' new policies213,000 students arrived this year compared to 232,000 last year Emigration increases from 336,000 to 353,000 as more Britons work abroad | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 30 November 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron said controlling immigration helped Britain compete in the 'global race' Migration into Britain has seen the biggest fall in 20 years, official figures revealed yesterday. A total of 536,000 foreigners came to live here in 2011, 42,000 fewer than the year before