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Liverpool UKBA staff moving in their thousands

Liverpool UKBA staff moving in their thousands
Some two thousand staff from the UK Border Agency will be brought together under one roof following a move in Liverpool to consolidate the teams at one central location. A new lease has been signed off on which will see the immigration officials team move from their current locations at six different buildings in the city into a new office...

PM pledges visa waiver for FIFA officials

Posted on December 17, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Tax US
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PM pledges visa waiver for FIFA officials
The English bid for the 2018 football World Cup will see a temporary suspension of the usual immigration controls, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown stating that officials from football’s governing body would be exempt from checks. The incumbent government is taking every step possible in the lead up to the decision over who will be...

Skilled worker migration to be limited under Conservative government

Skilled worker migration to be limited under Conservative government
Widespread changes are forecast for immigration legislation should next year’s election see the Conservative Party victorious. Labour’s immigration policy is looming as a key issue in the election after coming under continued fire over recent months. Among the changes mooted by the Tories would be a complete overhaul for skilled...

Border control allowing unchecked truck convoys into Britain

Border control allowing unchecked truck convoys into Britain
The highly controversial Labour immigration policy suffered further damage last night after those responsible for border control revealed that convoys of trucks are being admitted into the country without the proper checks. John Vine is the chief inspector of the UK Border Agency. He disclosed that there were hundreds of lorry drivers who...

Fast food outlet raids result in 11 arrests

Posted on December 16, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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Fast food outlet raids result in 11 arrests
A series of raids across the south east has seen a number of burger bar workers arrested by immigration officials from the UK Border Agency. The crackdown on fast food outlets began as officers first swooped on a Portway outlet, the lunchtime favourite Burger King bar, on Saturday the 5th of December. The raid resulted in the arrests of...

Minister claims detention centres for children prevent deaths

Minister claims detention centres for children prevent deaths
Immigration Minister Phil Woolas boldly declared that deaths would be the result if detention centres such as Dungavel were closed. Woolas said yesterday that such closures would mean that families and children would end up dead aboard lorries in Calais through the bolstering of the international human trafficking trade. The Minister...

South London arrests for illegal Indian workers

South London arrests for illegal Indian workers
A company based in west London is facing potential fines of up to £170,000 following the arrests of 17 illegal workers of Indian and Sri Lankan origin. The arrests took place following a raid by officers from the UK Border Agency. The immigration officials targeted the premises of the Only 4U Ltd on the 10th of December acting on...

Sex trafficking gang jailed in Sheffield

Posted on December 15, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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Sex trafficking gang jailed in Sheffield
Following a joint operation between South Yorkshire police the UK Border Agency three people have been arrested for a combined total of fifty years for their role in the false imprisonment of a teenage girl who was forced into leading a life of prostitution. The three criminals were all members of a Slovakian gang. Two men and one female...

UK most understanding destination for Muslims

UK most understanding destination for Muslims
The Muslim population in the UK has hit 2.4 million, primarily because Britain is widely believed to be the best country in Europe for practising the Islamic faith. A new report has shown that in the UK there are 1.3 British born Muslims, mostly the offspring of new migrants, in addition to 1.1 Muslim immigrants. When quizzed on their...

Best job in the world winner bids farewell

Best job in the world winner bids farewell
This week marks the end of the one-year posting at the supposed best job in the world, with the caretaker and customer relations worker farewelling the Great Barrier Reef tropical destination Hamilton Island. Ben Southall, the British man who beat off competition from 34,000 other competitors to win the much publicised ‘Best job in the...