Migration to UK rises to record 504,000 with Ukraine and Hong Kong schemes

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Jump in number of international students a factor in figure that is at least 400,000 higher than home secretary is aiming for

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Net migration to the UK has reached a record level of 504,000 after the arrival of Ukrainians and Hongkongers under government schemes and a jump in the number of international students.

Asylum applications are at their highest for 32 years, but nearly 100,000 people are waiting more than six months to have their initial claims processed, official government data shows.

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