As the commentariat rightly says a lot of these immigrants are students. They then go on wrongly to say they pay fees into the UK. Only non-EU students pay their own way the EU ones rank pari passu with UK indigenous students by EU dictat so they get loans from the UK taxpayer which in my opinion will never be repaid to the UK. That's the way the money goes pop goes the weasel words.
So. question for the Education minister What percentage of student loans has been repaid by UK students and by EU students? I know the reply one would receive. Under EU rules it is forbidden to discriminate between the two groups so no figures are kept. If you don't keep relevant data you can never be embarassed, PPE politicians handbook page one.