Once again immigration is being blamed for all that is wrong with Britain.
While people are quick to point out the perceived negatives we could do well to remember what good it has done the Britain over the years.
Earlier this month the Huffington Post UK brought you 'Ten Iconic British Businesses Founded By People Born Abroad' and now we present...
LIVED: 1856-1939 IMMIGRATED: 1933 from Austria OCCUPATION: Psychiatrist FAMOUS FOR: Developing the highly influential psychoanalysis method of psychiatry
LIVED: 1843-1916 IMMIGRATED: 1876 from New York OCCUPATION: Writer FAMOUS FOR: Key works of 19th-century literary realism including 'Washington Square' and 'The Portrait of a Lady'
LIVED: 1967- IMMIGRATED: 1979 from Sweden OCCUPATION: TV Presenter FAMOUS FOR: Gladiators and generally adding some Swedish shine to out TV screens for decades
LIVED: 1952- IMMIGRATED: 1978 from China OCCUPATION: Writer FAMOUS FOR: Selling over 10 million copies of fer family's autobiography, 'Wild Swans'
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
LIVED: 1685-1759 IMMIGRATED: 1712 from Hamburg OCCUPATION: Composer FAMOUS FOR: 'Messiah'. Handel was given a full state funeral and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
LIVED: 1954- IMMIGRATED: 1974 from Japan OCCUPATION: Novelist FAMOUS FOR: Winning the Man Booker Prize for his novel 'Remains of the Day'
LIVED: 1954- IMMIGRATED: 1973 from India OCCUPATION: Sculpture FAMOUS FOR: 'Orbit', the twisty thing in the Olympic Park
LIVED: 1888-1965 IMMIGRATED: 1915 from United States OCCUPATION: Poet FAMOUS FOR: Winning the Nobel Prize in literature in 1948
LIVED: 1818-1883 IMMIGRATED: 1849 from Paris OCCUPATION: Sociologist and Philosopher FAMOUS FOR: Influencing generations of economic thought most notably 'The Communist Manifesto'
MARC ISMABAD BRUNEL
LIVED: 1769-1849 IMMIGRATED: 1795 from France OCCUPATION: Engineer FAMOUS FOR: Building the Thames Tunnel which connects Rotherhithe and Wapping in London
LIVED: 1950- IMMIGRATED: 1980 from IRAQ OCCUPATION: Architect FAMOUS FOR: <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/cma-cgm-headquarters/" target="_blank">Buildings such as the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza and the CMA CGM headquarters in France</a>