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10 myths about the UK’s ‘migrant crisis’, debunked

1104-1n3o8t1(By ) One of the most puzzling conundrums of the modern era is what a parody news site last year dubbed “Schrodinger’s immigrant”.

Like the cat in the box, this migrant is both everywhere and nowhere, somehow managing to simultaneously steal jobs from hardworking Britons and scrounge off the benefits system.

At the moment more than 3,500 people living in ‘the Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais have tried to cross the Channel in just two days in an attempt to flee bloodshed, persecution and poverty at home, and the government is trying everything it can to keep them at bay.

We’ve taken some of the most common myths and misconceptions about migration in an effort to separate fact from political rhetoric and tabloid fiction:

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