Immigrants Create Overcrowding and Fuel Tensions, Report Finds

Steven Swinford, Telegraph (London), July 3, 2013

Asylum seekers, refugees and low-skilled immigrants are creating overcrowding, fueling community tensions and putting pressure on the NHS, a government report has found.

Home Office researchers have assessed for the first time the ground-level impact of immigration on British communities by conducting a survey of local authorities and service providers.

They found that immigrants were likely to lead to longer waiting times at GP surgeries, be involved in anti-social behaviour and create pest control issues because of overcrowding.

Mark Harper, the immigration minister, said: “This report highlights the significant impact high levels of migration have had on UK communities.

“It emphasises the importance of protecting our public services and taking a robust approach against those who come here to exploit our welfare system.

“While we have always recognised and believed in the benefits of immigration, uncontrolled immigration causes a number of problems for the United Kingdom.

“If we do not implement the proper controls, communities can be damaged, resources will be stretched and the benefits that immigration can bring are lost or forgotten.”

More than 2.2million people from the EU and 2.4million from outside the EU live and work in Britain.

The Home Office study found that half of people in England and Wales live in an area hit by high levels of migration.

The report found that while most immigrants were based in London and the South East, they had the biggest impact on industrial towns with high levels of unemployment such as Rotherham and Oldham.

Towns with high levels of migrant workers such as Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Lancashire were also likely experience an increased burden on local services.

The researchers surveyed 80 local authorities and service providers on a variety of issues such as health, housing and social cohesion. Their responses were assessed by a panel of 12 experts.

They found that asylum seekers were likely to put the greatest strain on the health system.

Researchers found they are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and mental illness, while immigrants in general were more likely to suffer from tuberculosis, HIV and and Hepatitis B.

“This suggests the treatment costs for certain conditions and diseases may be disproportionately attributable to immigrants,” the report says.

Migrants also have more children than people in Britain, creating “additional demands for midwifery, maternity and health visiting services”.

Their poor levels of English meant that GP appointments took “appreciably longer”, leading to longer waiting times for other patients and increasing costs.

Local authorities raised concerns that in some areas demand for primary school places “outstripped supply” because of the number of immigrants, while social services experienced “higher interpretation costs”.

The researchers also warned that the rise in the number of immigrants was leading to more people living in overcrowded, poor quality accommodation, described as “beds in sheds”.

The report found: “Secondary effects of high migrant demand at the bottom end of the private rental market were poor quality, overcrowded accommodation, inflated rents, exploitations by unscrupulous landlords, waste management and pest control issues that can quickly spread, and a growing number of beds in sheds.”

Some local authorities said that destitute migrants and asylum seekers were “disproportionately involved in crimes like shoplifting and disorderly behaviour”.

Asylum seekers, refugees and low-skilled migrant workers were also found to cause tensions in communities because of anti-social behaviour.

It found that low-skilled migrants had taken to drinking in the street because it was the “cultural norm” in their home country.

However, most local authorities said that low-skilled migrant workers were seen as having a “positive” effect on the local economy, particularly when they did “hard to fill jobs”.

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  • Puggg

    The solution? More immigrants and more sensitivity training to ease the tensions.

    • The__Bobster

      And imprisonment of any native who dares to complain.

      • David Ashton

        Here is an extract from a letter by Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for ‘Human Rights’ in “The Economist”, July 6, 2013, p.20:

        “I have urged the Greek authorities to prosecute members of Golden Dawn and others who have engaged in hate speech…. Under international human rights laws the Greek authorities would be within their rights to ban Golden Dawn as well…. Greece is bound by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, article four of which calls on states to BAN RACIST ORGANISATIONS….the case law of the European Court of Human Rights…found that, under certain conditions, states can impose restrictions on political parties…if a political party has been found to use violence to achieve its goals and DENY fundamental rights and freedoms, including the PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION.” [My capitalisation.]

    • rightrightright

      More Community Cohesion officers. More Compliance officers to shut us up.

    • You forgot increased law-enforce crackdowns on genuine Britons.

  • Ok, what is the British Government going to DO about it, other than bring in more foreigners?

  • Spartacus

    “Some local authorities said that destitute migrants and asylum seekers
    were “disproportionately involved in crimes like shoplifting and
    disorderly behaviour”.


    You forgor murder, terrorism and gang-rape. If shoplifting and disorderly behaviour was the worst the dark-skins did, sites like Amren would probably not exist in the first place.

    • The__Bobster

      I remember we once had a young French engineer who vehemently denied this. It took me over a year to deprogram him.

      • Melanie

        I hope that was some years ago. Surely the French are coming to see the threat which the Muslim horde has come to be.

    • rightrightright

      A charity shop volunteer told me that the third world imports habitually steal goods, usually clothes, from her shop.

  • ncpride

    Give me a break, there was no study needed, reports made…blah, blah, blah.. for anyone with half a brain to figure out when you flood a country with 3rd world immigrants totally incompatible with the indigenous people, it would result in complete chaos on every level. How insulting to the British people their ‘leaders’ pretend to be so stupid. They did this on purpose, and now the unsuspecting, average Brit is paying the price for it.

    • Melanie

      Labour has even admitted that they did it on purpose, to spite conservatives. Imagine a group so full of petty vengeance that they would destroy a whole country, their own country, merely to spite their political opposition. No need to imagine, those people exist in the left.

      • David Ashton

        The US Republican leadership in pandering to Mexican and other illegal immigrants because of “changing demographics” exhibits a similar contempt for the US Republic and the pledge of its Founder Fathers to “our posterity”.

      • watling

        Yet, despite knowing this, people continue to vote Labour. Of the 16 parliamentary by-elections held since the last general election, Labour have won 12, including taking a seat from the Tories. Why are people so stupid?

        As an extreme analogy, imagine if Hitler had announced in 1933 that if he became chancellor he would murder all of Europe’s Jews. How many people would still have voted for him? Not many, surely. There were plenty of evil people around in 1930s Germany but they were still only a small minority.

        • Melanie

          I don’t know, unless it’s the case, as in the US, that the two parties are increasingly being seen as two sides of the same coin. At least the UK has made some headway with the third party route, in UKIP.

  • Ngati Pakeha

    “Immigrants Create Overcrowding and Fuel Tensions, Report Finds”

    Excuse me – you need a study to illustrate this?

    What would have really shocked me? How about this heading…

    Immigrants Alleviate Overcrowding and Ameliorate Tensions, Report Finds

  • Oil Can Harry

    Third World immigrants are “creating overcrowding, fueling community tensions and putting pressure on the NHS…”

    This is of couse the polar opposite of what the elites have claimed for decades.

    They claimed “diversity is a blessing” and that mass immigration would have no negative effect on traffic congestion or the environment. Nor would they be a burden on taxpayers.

    • The__Bobster

      The Gang of Ocho just released a study saying that mass invasion would be a net positive. Of course, it was easily debunked.

      • Melanie

        “it was easliy debunked”. Not that they’ll care. They really don’t give a hang about the detrimental effect this will have on the peons. It will be to their advantage or that of their business cronies, which is the same thing. They really think that they can hole up and hide from all the ill effects they’re trying to inflict upon the rest of us. I wonder what they think will happen when there is no longer any middle class to produce, to pay the taxes which keep the whole machine running? People are getting fed up already with having the Section 8 vibrancy forced into their midst, with no say in the matter, while those who forced it keep themselves well apart from the vibrancy and all the dysfunction it brings.

        • MBlanc46

          “They really think that they can hole up and hide from all the ill effects they’re trying to inflict upon the rest of us.”

          Elites have always done a pretty good job at insulating themselves from the poverty and violence that their policies cause. It would take a long time for the drawbacks of cheap immigrant labor to outweigh the benefits for people in, say, Westchester County, NY, Lake County, IL, or Marin County, CA. They believe with Keynes that in the long-run, we’re all dead, so let ‘er rip.

          • Melanie

            That is true. The interesting thing is, the more they embolden the thugs, the more emboldened the thugs become. The thugs are too stupid to realise that they’re only tools of the elite, they think they’re running this circus. They are being emboldened to do things like break into the homes of upper middle class whites in white towns and beat a woman in front of her child. One of them is going to make so bold, before it’s over, to attack one of the wrong people. They don’t realise they’re on a leash, they think that just because they attack middle class whites with impunity, that they’re the ringmaster.

          • MBlanc46

            The thugs are certainly becoming emboldened in the Chicago area. While most of the violence occurs in the ghetto, they bring enough of it downtown for it to be quite worrying. But the rich folks in places like Lake Forest or Oak Brook live in a different world.

  • borogirl54

    There is also a problem of rejected asylum seekers who are still in the UK and cannot be deported because they destroyed their passports and other identity documents. Because their asylum claims were denied, they are not eligible for any form of government assistance or work permits. They end up relying on charities for help. The majority of them want to return home but because of the questions concerning their identity, it is difficult for them to obtain travel documents to return home.

    • David Ashton

      A case has just been reported of a criminal who cannot be deported because the judge says he has a right to a family life in Britain, even though he isn’t married and has no children. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

      • borogirl54

        I agree with you. This is strange. I have never heard of a ruling like that before.

    • The__Bobster

      I have no sympathy for people who cause their own problems. Just have them state their countries of origin and we can drop them from planes into them. We might even be nice and provide parachutes.

      • borogirl54

        Most of these people are Afghans or Iraqis. They pay smugglers to get them into France. They then are put inside the trailers hooked to semis and get to the UK that way. There are many who have been caught by the UK Border Agency, who are allowed to work in Calais, France near the ferry that goes from France to the UK. They just try again until they get through. They do not have to apply for asylum in the first country they go to. France is stricter with asylum seekers than the UK is. In the UK, they can get government assistance with living expenses until their claim has been decided. They are not allowed to work until their are awarded asylum.

  • JohnEngelman

    However, most local authorities said that low-skilled migrant workers were seen as having a “positive” effect on the local economy, particularly when they did “hard to fill jobs”.

    – Steven Swinford, Telegraph (London), July 3, 2013

    This is presented as the conclusion of the article. Nevertheless it is contradicted by everything that came before.

    • Sick of it

      Always love the “hard to fill” jobs category, especially when unemployment is high and people are desperate for work. Like in the U.K., with everyone having to compete with immigrant labor.

    • The__Bobster

      Most studies are funded with the conclusions already written.

      • JohnEngelman

        I have read a number of articles on efforts to discover the reason for the enduring race gap in academic performance. Every possibility was evaluated but the obvious one. Every possibility that was evaluated was found to be implausible. The conclusion was that the race gap is an insolvable mystery.

    • Xerxes22

      They never give the names of any of those local authorities who supposedly make that claim. That would be hard to do so since they don’t exist. These people couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.

      • rightrightright

        Local Authorities award their dopey-brain jobs to third worlders. I think that is what they mean.

    • mobilebay

      I still like Ann Coulter’s answer to this: If millions of illegal workers are so good for a country, why isn’t Mexico a vibrant economy?

  • The height of insanity is repeating a behavior while expecting a different result; it appears the United States is not the world’s only open-air insane asylum.

    • Melanie

      Even Ireland is being ruined by the wholly unnecessary import of Somalis and other vibrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Let them eat diversity.

  • rightrightright

    No. They tell us that, all this wonderful diversity, enrichment, vibrancy and blah blah so forth. Our masters know full well the opposite is true. We are being incrementally levelled down to parity with the third world. It is intentional. Our masters destroy our unique nation states, achieve a level playing field with the failed states of Africa and Asia thus prime the planet for world government.

    But how will they deal with China, or how will China deal with them? That question does raise a sour smile here.

    • Melanie

      Which underlines the truth of the “anti-racist=anti-white” mantra.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      I recommend Steve Sailer’s dispatches about how Israel treats immigrants, secures it borders, and promotes internal growth and maintenance of its own population. Do as the Jews do, not as they say.

    • MBlanc46

      I don’t think they give a fig about world government. What has them salivating is a world of cheap labor.

  • KenelmDigby

    Stating the obvious.
    The British government is now singing an entirely different tune, no doubt to the popular backlash against uncontrolled immigration and the rise of UKIP.
    How times have changed. Compare things to 10 years ago – the high-noon of Blairite bullpoopy – when government ministers were outdoing each other in extolling the questionable ‘benefits’ of massive uncontrolled immigration. The hopeless, useless Home Secretary of the time, David Blunkett, gushed that there was ‘no maximum limit’ to the British population. Andrew Neather bragged of is desire to ‘rub Britain’s nose in diversity’.
    Ten years on, (and the worst economic depression in recorded UK economic history – whih mass immigration did nothing to ‘economically benefit’), with a hostile electorate that has them rumbled and new kids on the block (UKIP), the British establishment sings from a different hymn-sheet.

  • Despite that many people in this country will no doubt be hailing this as some sort of turning point, it is with regret that I have to show my cynicism to this point of view.

    Why is this? Well, I have been collecting multiple thousands of newspaper articles over the last decade, a vast proportion of which state the obvious about immigration, its effects, shanty towns emerging, overcrowding, jobs, schools, nhs……

    What has been solidly done about it by the government throughout that time I have collected these kinds of articles, both under Conservatives and Labour (under whose time in office similar reports were given in the media)?….. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Zero.

    I share the view that it is likely mood-music to soothe (and con) people away from UKIP in the next elections. Making it sound like the voter’s problems are being recognised and acknowledged.

    And that is the problem, just like previous governments – they talk, they say they understand, they say this and that, but the actions and effects are invisible.

    They just want to sail on regardless, keep that grip on power, tell people what they want to hear until “next time”, when we will see another report, another newspaper expose, another plea for action to be taken about an even worse state of situation.

    If they announced they had rounded up 1 Million+ illegals, 1 Million+ ‘over stayers’ and convicted criminals and were duly shipping them out of the country with no recourse and no fannying about, then I might get excited.

    Until then, I think we will get reports and studies and newspaper fodder discussing the need to deal with immigration and demographic fuelled problems until we sink.

    • KenelmDigby

      I’m afraid to say that you are right.
      The fact that always must be born in mind is that the third world origin population of Britain reliable grows by the astonishing, (in historical terms it is, even in Victorian times the British population never grew by more than 1.2% per annum), rate of 5% per year.
      It has always done so without pause or interruption for nigh on 70 years – despite all the blandishment, claims and lies of the politicians regarding this or that ‘new immigration Act, or this new rule or that new regulation. Count on it, this year, next yera, the year after 10 years, 20 years 50 years hence the same magic figure of 5% increase will occur.
      Only by that time they’ll be b*gger all Whites left in Britain.

  • JackKrak

    Meanwhile, in other breaking news, water freezes into ice when it gets really cold.

  • MartelC

    So why are the reporting a problem? So they can deport them? HA> the reason is to justify more corruption (real estate developers building on protecting land) more $$$ (we need $$ for more diversity programmes) and more control “well now that we have all these problems, and you can’t put toothpaste back in the tube….”

  • WR_the_realist

    “However, most local authorities said that low-skilled migrant workers
    were seen as having a “positive” effect on the local economy,
    particularly when they did “hard to fill jobs”.”

    You can be sure the high and mighty will pay attention solely to that last sentence, and increase immigration. Of course there is cognitive dissonance in a country like the UK (or the USA) where so many people are paid not to work at the same time the government says we need to import more people to take jobs nobody will do. Surely it would cost less money to get somebody off the dole, saving taxpayer money, even if at the same time you have to raise wages in that unfilled job so he’s willing to do it. Raising the minimum wage (opposed by conservatives) while at the same time shortening the duration of unemployment benefits (opposed by liberals) would solve the problem of “unfilled jobs”, without flooding the country with third worlders.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Well, “Mr” Harper did sort of that here. He cut EI benefits, again, and demanded that every EI recipient (this is not welfare, a worker pays into it .. well, hell, they pay into welfare, too, don’t they?) has to be able and willing to travel 100 km to and from work. Um. That might be normal in central Ontario, where people live in Barrie or Guelph or wherever and work in Toronto. But what if you don’t have a car, for whatever reason? Personally, I don’t want one because they’re terrible money sinks – I don’t like the government telling me I have to line some for-profit insurance company’s pockets. I’d rather try to plough my mountain bike through winter snow than submit to that. I also hate all other traffic on the road when I’m driving.

      Why does everyone assume that everyone has a car? Or even finds cars desirable?

      Anyway, he pulled this crap at the same time he was allowing Temporary Foreign Workers (so-called – they never do leave) to come work at 3/4 minimum wage, the weasel.

      • WR_the_realist

        Here’s one of the dirty secrets of how our Potemkin economy works. We’ve had huge deficits for years. The Bush administration was borrowing $400 billion a year *before* the economic crash. The Fed has had to accommodate the profligacy of congress by monetizing the debt — creating money out of thin air to buy bonds with, so interest rates don’t go up too much. You’d think that with all this money printing we’d see lots of inflation, right? But the official statistics keep saying that inflation is really low. This is in part because the government rigs the way it calculates inflation, so it stays low despite vast increases in health care and education costs. (Not coincidentally, the two parts of the economy most interfered with by government.) But another reason inflation stays low is because nominal wages don’t go up and real wages go down. This is achieved by maintaining a vast surplus of labor via immigration, both illegal and legal.

        • FourFooted_Messiah

          Interesting. So am I correct in seeing this as two different ways to go about reaching the same ends, with more or less the same means?

          What I’m worried about is what will happen if China cares to call upon whatever it is the US owes (it’s probably a lot) … that’ll probably come at about the same time they officialize their claim to coastal BC.

          • WR_the_realist

            The U.S. is always capable of printing the dollars needed to pay the interest and principal on the debt. So there is no real danger of the U.S. government defaulting. What the Chinese have to legitimately worry about is that when the bonds are redeemed it will be done with dollars that don’t buy anything. The Chinese aren’t stupid, they are trying to put less money in bonds and more in natural resources and farmland, anywhere they can find them. The U.S. government *is* stupid, since it thinks it can keep the shell game going forever.

        • MBlanc46

          You’re on a roll, there, WR.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    So this impacts half the country eh? I bet the officials who push this stuff live in the OTHER half.

  • watling

    The British public have had the power to stop this insanity, at the general elections in 2001, 2005 and 2010, but chose not to. I don’t count 1997 because at that stage Labour’s evil plans for the UK were not apparent.

    So why have people continued to vote for parties that are hellbent on destroying the country? I can only assume it’s a combination of mass stupidity, ignorance and brainwashing.

    Which begs the question: why are so many of us wise to the Government’s suicide mission whereas the majority are not? I guess we’ll have to wait for the historians of the future to work that one out.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Because white Brits are afraid of being found out and publicly hanged if it’s discovered that they voted BNP.

  • Mark Hillyard

    Why don’t they hire me to evaluate the situation? FUBAR! I guess it’s just another way of them telling us that they are on the job working…”…harder than I’ve ever worked in my entire life.” Didn’t ever have to work?

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Duh! Does it really take a fancy degree to see this?

    I just read Dan Brown’s _Inferno_. Brilliant book, absolutely spot on – EXCEPT – it should have been tightly engineered to exclude the rare race(s), and favoured the most populated, highest-breeding ones.

  • MBlanc46

    “Hard to fill” jobs. That is, jobs that employers know they can get away with paying subsistence wages to immigrants rather than living wages to the native born. And the taxpayers can pick up some of the difference with welfare programs. It always comes down to that.

  • MBlanc46

    They do put their own people first. It’s just that you aren’t one of their people.