UK Immigration News
News and Updates
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made her first major immigration speech recently.
The Home Affairs Committee have published their report on the UK Immigration Cap.
The UK Border Agency has published a study that looks at the jobs being done by migrants who are in the UK under Tier 1 of the Points Based System.
Immigrants and asylum seekers will have to pay for appeals against decisions made over their cases, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.
From next month, non-EU citizens wanting to marry a Briton or other UK resident will have to pass an English test before they are allowed to enter the country.
The Home Office have announced that the limit for Tier 1 General visas has been reached for October 2010 and that no more Tier 1 General visas will be issued until 1 November 2010.
Britain’s leading genetics laboratory will struggle to pursue cutting edge research due to a brain drain caused by the Government's immigration cap, its director has warned.
The Government's immigration cap is facing further pressure after evidence from one of its own business advisory committees shows the damage it is already doing to UK businesses.
Immigrants should pay a bond of £5,000 to cover the costs of using public services, a key ally of David Cameron suggests. Tory MP Nick Boles – a friend and former aide of the Prime Minister – has urged the Government to impose a ‘surety’ on migrants before granting them visas. This would be returned
Following a written ministerial statement today by the Minister for Immigration, the UK Border Agency will be resuming enforced returns of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe.
Ministers have been asked to draw up scenarios where between £2.75 billion and £4.5 billion is slashed from their existing £11.1 billion budget, but exact details will remain unknown until October 20.
Tens of thousands of children living in Eastern Europe will continue to receive child benefit despite the payment being stripped from middle-class families in this country.
A pressure group has claimed that more than half a million extra school places will be needed in the UK over the next five years as a result of immigration.
Foreign academics are working in key subject areas such as science, technology and engineering. The government’s policy objective of reducing net migration to “the tens of thousands” by the end of the current parliament could cause major problems for UK universities. It would also irreversibly damage the reputation of the UK overseas.
Up to 2,500 Border Agency workers at ports and airports across the country will launch a two-day strike today in protest at changes to their shift patterns.
A group of Nobel prize-winning scientists has warned Britain’s proposed cap on immigration could damage the country’s reputation for scientific excellence,.