Britons Have Become More Migrant Friendly, Survey Shows

A new Ipsos-Mori survey shows that the number of Britons saying that immigration has a positive impact on the UK has risen from 19% in 2011 to 48% in 2019. Nearly 20,000 people participated in the survey. Mark Easton, home editor of BBC News, says that the Brexit vote may have played a role in this change, as many feel that migration is no longer an issue. Meanwhile, British public figures are pushing for the strict rules barring asylum seekers from working to be relaxed. Currently, people seeking asylum in the UK can only work after waiting at least one year for their claim to be processed.