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The government has completely missed its immigration target? Good

But making the case for immigration is about to become even more difficult

By Mark Hilton  

Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Immigration Enforcement officer John Keane ©Laura Lean/AP/Press Association Images

Read more: Iain Duncan Smith’s free movement fig-leaf

Today’s immigration figures have been seized upon by Brexiteers as further evidence we should leave the EU. The figures are the second-highest on record and show that 333,000 migrants arrived here last year. That’s more than three times the “tens of thousands” the government said it wanted, and Boris Johnson has today argued…

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