Belfast Telegraph stoke anti-migrant feeling with skewed statistics ignoring economic benefits of migration to NI

Belfast Telegraph stoke anti-migrant feeling with skewed statistics ignoring economic benefits of migration to NI

@BelTel claims “Migrants have added more than £156m to Northern Ireland’s growing benefits bill in the last three years”, ignoring £1.2bn in economic benefits of migration to the region.

Thanks to Migrant Centre NI for sharing this. 

Sources:

£156m in benefits paid to migrants on Northern Ireland over last three years – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

http://www.thebelongingproject.org/blog/2015/9/15/battling-the-misconceptions-of-migration

 

 

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