Daniel Finkelstein has helpful comments on 'what we really think about migrants'. However, one of them is confusing migrants together with refugees. There is a difference between the obligation of affluent countries like the UK to refugees versus economic migrants. I speak from personal experience as someone who came to work and broadly welcomed. A continuing problem with immigration policy today is too few know about it or know someone who has done it recently. There are two sides to any successful integration strategy, but we'll always come up short if continuing to listen to only one side. I hope the Prime Minister takes note.
23 September 2015