Albania PM tells UK to provide visas to his young people to fix crippling migrant crisis

Albania PM tells UK to provide visas to his young people to fix crippling migrant crisis

Census figures published on Wednesday showed the number of people in England and Wales born outside the UK has risen to ten million – or one in six for the first time – for the first time.

It is up from 7.5 million in the last census in 2011. Albania’s Prime Minister asked the British Government to provide visas to his young citizens if it wants to solve the migrant crisis, a news report has claimed.

Prime Minister Edi Rama also demanded the UK Government to stop blaming the “innocent” Albanians for the country’s crime and border issues.

He said targeting Albanians as the cause of Britain’s crime and border problems made for “easy rhetoric but ignores hard fact”.

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick said Albanians are “abusing” the Modern Slavery Act to delay deportation attempts.

Craig Mackinlay, the Conservative MP for South Thanet in Kent, said 12,000 Albanian migrants have arrived on small boats in the UK so far this year.

Mr Rama continued: “70 percent of the 140,000 Albanians who have moved to the UK were living in Italy and Greece. “

He added that Albania is a NATO country and is currently negotiating its EU membership, as well as being a “safe country of origin”.

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