In September 2014, the Conservative think-tank Bright Blue hosted an oral evidence session on immigration. A team of high-profile commissioners interviewed experts from academia, government, journalism, the third sector and business.
There were eight main sessions: business and growth; work and poverty; education, research, innovation and skills; local communities and public services; refugees, border control, visas and detention centres; families and children; and integration. IRiS Dr Nando Sigona was invited to contribute to the discussion on integration. The interview panels included: David Goodhart (Prospect/Demos), Carlos Vargas-Silva (Migration Observatory), Sunder Katwala (British Future) and two representatives of Bright Blue.