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The Economist on immigrants

Spot the misleading information:
Permalink Scott Adams 
May 15th, 2018 3:25pm
"Migrants from the EU into Britian are more likely to be paying taxes than claiming benefits."

Migrants FROM THE EU can only move to Britain because they have jobs. Polish plumbers, German engineers, etc.

The statistics for AFRICAN MIGRANTS (aka refugees, but a misnomer as illegal alien would be more accurate) are that they are VASTLY more likely to be claiming benefits than working.
Permalink Reality Check 
May 15th, 2018 3:46pm
Also, the vast number of immigrants are from EU and a minority from Africa.

But when you look at the average, then "immigrants" on average are welfare cases. This is entirely due to the tiny minority of African and muslim immigrants.

So they have to break it out into "EU immigrants". Which aren't really immigrants at all because the EU zone allows free migration, just as is allowed between US states.
Permalink Reality Check 
May 15th, 2018 3:49pm
I heard lazy Germans are pouring into Ireland because Ireland has generous welfare program comparing to Germany.
Permalink DrNo 
May 15th, 2018 3:54pm
Africans get there to colonize, not to work.
Permalink Random Lurker 
May 15th, 2018 5:35pm
Africans are probably getting their revenge that way.
Permalink Random Lurker 
May 15th, 2018 7:28pm
Wow what crazy, how you think we not help?
Permalink Reality Check 
May 15th, 2018 7:29pm

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