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services and capital.

Conference endorses policy paper 131, A Fair Deal for Everyone:

Prosperity and Dignity in Migration, as a statement of Liberal Democrat

policy to meet these challenges.

Conference particularly calls for:

i) The abolition of the net migration target and the hostile

environment policy.

ii) A root and branch reform of the Home Office, including the

transfer of policy-making on work permits and student visas to

the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and

the Department of Education respectively.

iii) A new right to work for seekers of sanctuary while their case is

being considered, in order both to treat them more humanely

and save the taxpayer tens of millions.

iv) A new policy of 'detention as last resort' for irregular migrants,

with more community detention and the closure of 8

immigration detention centres, to treat people more humanely

and save an estimated £100 million a year.

v) Major investment into a new more effective approach to tackling

illegal immigration, including a focus on organised crime gangs

and human traffickers, through a new intelligence-led unit

using data on overstayers from exit checks at the border, and a

significant strengthening of the UK Border Force.

Conference further calls for the following measures:

1. To promote social cohesion:

a) Establish a national strategy in England to promote the teaching

of English as a second language (ESOL) and develop a migrants'

languages strategy to reap economic benefits from the diasporas

living in the UK.

b) Make funds available to local authorities to reward community

groups who develop innovative and successful ways of

promoting social cohesion, including in rural areas.

c) Support projects in schools that educate students about the

history of migration into the UK.

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