Argument: Expanding migrant rights can damage national identity
- Debate: UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families
- Debate: Nations should increase economic and social protections for migrants
Frank Field, the British Labour MP for Birkenhead, said in 2007: "The debate is of course about numbers [on immigration], but it is also about what it means to create and maintain a community. If the Government do not change track very smartly on this issue [reducing immigration], the sense of national identity might be lost, and then we are in totally new territory."