What do the 2017 immigration statistics tell us?

The government has released its immigration statistics for 2017. The figures show that 27,331 people were detained under immigration powers during the year, a 5% reduction compared to 2016. The full data set can be found here.

So progress is being made but there is a long way to go in changing the UK’s approach to migrants. Here’s what some of our colleagues in the migration and detention sector made of the news…