Campaigners warning over Romanian and Bulgarian immigration

Up to 250,000 Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants could come to Britain within the first five years after access restrictions are lifted, campaigners have warned.

Campaigners have warned over Romanian and Bulgarian immigration
Campaigners have warned over Romanian and Bulgarian immigration Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Migration Watch UK, reached the estimate - equal to the population of Newcastle - by assessing three different methods of predicting the likely inflow from Romania and Bulgaria, and said immigration from the two countries could amount to 50,000 a year between 2014 and 2018.

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East European migrants warning

Up to 250,000 Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants could come to Britain within the first five years after access restrictions are lifted, the Migration Watch group has said.