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Migrants Day stories and truths from Wales

December 1st 2019

What makes migrants call Wales their home? What are their reasons for coming here? What concerns do they have about their future?

This International Migrants Day, we’re sharing some of their stories with you.

Through our current work on migration and inclusion we have spoken to many different migrants, including those who have come to Wales to work, those who have come to study, and those seeking sanctuary.

Our downloadable booklet features four stories, each detailing a different experience and highlighting the barriers people face, the attitudes of local communities, and the effect that the immigration system has on their lives.

Lena says:

“I was working with vulnerable people. It wasn’t easy coming to this country, they speak a different language, it was a different culture and I was missing family.”

Download Migrant stories from Wales

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Over the past week we’ve been running a series of polls on Twitter featuring facts on migration to Wales. While migration has been shown to enrich our economy, culture and communities, its scale can often be misunderstood. Our infographic summaries some facts and figures which may surprise you.


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