The New Immigration Capital

Why does this city attract more immigrants than New York or Los Angeles? And how does it house them without expanding into rural areas?
August 13, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"As a proportion of its population, and in absolute numbers, London now has a higher inflow of foreigners than do either New York or Los Angeles...And there were good reasons to come to Britain...the government has encouraged immigration by issuing more work permits, especially in areas where skills are in short supply...Over the past decade, London and the south-east have absorbed a net 680,000 foreigners, without losing much countryside. How has that happened?"

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in The Economist
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