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Immigration Minister makes embarrassing gaffe

Posted on December 10, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Immigration Minister makes embarrassing gaffe
Immigration Minister Phil Woolas has been derided by various groups across the UK after claiming that desk-bound immigration are placing their lives on the line for Britain. The Labour MP, who has a history of statements that have sparked amusement in political sectors, suggested that the management staff at the offices of the UK Border...

UK foreigner numbers at record high

UK foreigner numbers at record high
The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the number of UK residents that are from overseas reached a new high last year of 6.7 million. The annual ONS report on population data further revealed that one in every eleven people who live in Britain had been born outside the country. Additionally, close to 25 percent of all births...

UK and Philippine governments tackle visa fraud

UK and Philippine governments tackle visa fraud
A deal signed this week by the British Ambassador to the Philippines Stephen Lillie in conjunction with the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) will enact a system that aims to eliminate the ongoing issue of fraud that it associated with UK visa applications. The agreement will see staff at the British Embassy now able to access...

Failed asylum seekers found at Welsh car wash

Failed asylum seekers found at Welsh car wash
Three Iranian failed asylum seekers have been discovered working illegally at a car wash in the Welsh town of Sketty, just outside of Swansea. Immigration officials also discovered an additional illegal worker from India at a nearby Mayhill supermarket. At the Gower Hand Car Wash on Sketty’s Gower Road, the three migrants, aged 24, 21...

Young married couple forced out of the UK

Posted on December 8, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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Young married couple forced out of the UK
The UK government’s immigration policy which seeks to combat forced marriages has seen a young married couple lose their High Court battle to remain in Britain. Instead, 18-year-old Amber Aguilar of Friern Barnet in north London has now moved overseas in order to remain with her 19-year-old husband, Chilean Diego Andres Aguilar Quila, as...

Condemnation for bonus payments to immigration officials

Condemnation for bonus payments to immigration officials
There has been massive criticism of the nearly £300,000 in bonus payments made to staff involved in the operation of the UK’s immigration system. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, called the move astonishing given recent revelations concerning the abandonment of many unresolved case files. A review of UK Border Agency...

Illegal workers arrested at 2012 Olympic site

Posted on December 7, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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Illegal workers arrested at 2012 Olympic site
The UK Border Agency has announced the arrest of over 90 people at the east London site of the 2012 Olympic Games following a crackdown on illegal workers. In order to better monitor the Olympic Games site, the UK Border Agency has established a permanent base in Stratford, with officers making some 93 arrests during the period from April...

French identity debate overshadowed by immigration fears

French identity debate overshadowed by immigration fears
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called the national identity debate an exercise in soul-searching but immigration fears are threatening to derail the supposed noble initiative. The identity debate was launched with much fanfare last month by Sarkozy’s right-wing government in order for ordinary citizens to explain what it means to...

New facial recognition technology to be rolled out at Heathrow Airport

New facial recognition technology to be rolled out at Heathrow Airport
In recent weeks the roll out of facial recognition technology passport gates at Gatwick and Manchester Airports have been hailed as an important advancement in waiting time and financial improvements. Now comes news that London Heathrow Airport will also adopt the new electronic border gates in 2010 with stated aims being to reduce the...

Common asylum system for the EU urged by Cypriot minister

Common asylum system for the EU urged by Cypriot minister
The Cypriot Interior Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis has repeated his country’s calls for a common EU asylum system that will provide relief to smaller states which are coming increasingly under immigration pressure. Sylikiotis made the statement on his return from Brussels at the Larnaka International Airport, where he claimed that the...