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The UK is to halve to three months the time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits.
David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits had to be addressed so people came for the right reasons and the rules "put Britain first".
The prime minister also warned people in the UK illegally: "We will find you, we will send you home."
Labour said the PM's rhetoric masked a record of "failure" on immigration and "firm action" was needed.
Ministers have been reluctant to say how many people are likely to be affected by benefit curbs, although BBC research suggests it will be no more than about 10,000.
He said the last Labour government presided over a "no-questions-asked" welfare system that "drew migrants to the country for the wrong reasons".