4. Controls on Immigration

Summary: The EU has a variety of policies and actions in place designed to improve economic conditions in some of those countries whose citizens are desperate to reach a safe haven and a job in Europe. They have also strengthened border controls in third party countries where migrants seek to cross undetected.

The UK is introducing a new Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Bill with a new system of “earned citizenship” and access to benefits reserved for citizens and permanent residents.

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