as we should all know by now, migrants coming to the UK are :
a) valuable, hard-working people without whom the economy would immediately collapse
b) victims of exclusion and racism which means they have much higher levels of unemployment than the natives
From the Guardian :
Large numbers of economic migrants from the eight new EU countries who are unable to find work or accommodation when they arrive in Britain are putting a strain on homeless services in London.
Some agencies report that more than half those attending night shelters and day centres are recent arrivals from central and eastern Europe. Of those requiring help, 68% are from Poland, although all eight countries that joined the EU in 2004 are represented, a survey found.
"This situation could become far more serious," says a report by the charity Homeless Link, which surveyed 43 London homeless agencies in March.
No worries. These are all new arrivals who'll soon get jobs, aren't they ?
The survey found that 40% of the homeless from the new EU countries had been in Britain for more than a year.
Wow. Instant underclass.