Those on the right-wing (and indeed at the centre) like to speculate about things, often citing what they read in The Daily Mail and/or The Sun as reliable sources.
I’ve been saying these sorts of things for years: Asylum seekers get little over a fiver a day to live on; there is just as many people leaving this country as there is coming in; and there is no link between unemployment and immigration, so, no, they’re not “taking all our jobs”.
People need to get their facts right about immigration before they start scaremongering.
I urge everyone to do a little bit of research. Start with this: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/immigration-the-real-story/ (Isabelle Koksal)