Reality Check: Is migration at record levels?
Click to see content: migration Reading Thursday morning's headlines, you'd be forgiven for thinking that immigration to the UK had risen sharply. That is not the case.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest figures on long-term international migration, which are based mainly on the international passenger survey (IPS).
If you've ever seen a desk at a UK port with the ONS logo on the front of it, then you will have seen people collecting the IPS.
In the IPS, between 700,000 and 800,000 people a year are interviewed at airports, sea ports and the Channel Tunnel and... read more
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