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Up to half a MILLION refugee families could head to Britain after 2020, report warns*
Germany, Greece and Italy have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis so far
But Migration Watch today warned about impact of free movement rules
It said granting citizenship to refugees would allow them to travel
And it forecast 500,000 and their families could come to Britain in the 2020s
Up to half a million refugees and their relatives could move to Britain after 2020 because of EU rules on the free movement of people, a major new report claimed today.
While Germany, Greece and Italy have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis arriving at Europe's borders, those granted asylum could settle in the UK in the coming years after they have acquired EU citizenship.
A report by Migration Watch, which campaigns for tighter border controls, said an analysis of EU figures show that hundreds of thousands of people could take this route into the UK.
Lord Green of Deddington, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'The UK could well face a significant secondary flow of refugees from Europe in the coming years adding to the already huge strain being placed on housing and public services.
'While the UK has so far been largely shielded from the crisis in southern Europe, this potential flow can only add to the impact of migration which is already seriously affecting communities across the country.'
Read more: Up to half a MILLION refugee families could head to Britain after 2020, report warns* | Daily Mail Online
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