I read today that that black and minority ethnic (BME) communities will make up to 30% of the UK's population by 2050, according to research by the Policy Exchange - A Portrait Of Modern Britain.
The UK would not run without immigrants, who work extremely hard and also do many of the jobs the locals do not want to do -care work for instance.
Speaking of care, the BBC reports today that care agencies must ensure that care worker recruits speak English before placing them in vulnerable people's homes, a government adviser has warned.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 today, Dr Shereen Hussein, scientific adviser to the Department of Health, said that poor language skills could lead to bad care and abuse.
According to King's College London, 20% of carers are migrant workers, which in my experience is probably a conservative estimate - care homes and domiciliary care providers are run by migrant workers from countries such as The Philippines, Romania and Africa
Care minister Norman Lamb said communication skills would be required for the new Care Certificate which is being introduced to improve standards of professionalism in the care industry.
Care agencies, such as Concept Care Solutions and Dolphin Care cannot recruit enough workers to fill vacancies and are always advertising for staff.
Right now they need health care assistants for NHS jobs paying up to £18 per hour, care workers for learning disability homes, RGN nurses and allied health professionals - email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.