“Immigration is three times higher than the Tories promised”—Nigel Farage, 31 March 2015
The government set an objective of reducing net migration into Britain from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands. This has generally been taken to mean that the upper limit on the net migration would be set at around 100,000.
This hasn’t been achieved. Net migration into the UK stood at 298,000 in the 12 months ending in September 2014, around 3 times higher than the target.
Net migration for EU citizens was 162,000 people entering Britain, and net migration for non-EU citizens was 190,000 people entering the country. Given that only 55,000 more British citizens left the country than entered it, the target would still be missed even if only one of the two non-British groups existed.