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Britain to continue restrictions on Bulgaria and Romania

Britain to continue restrictions on Bulgaria and Romania
The government has announced that it will be extending restrictions on workers from Bulgaria and Romania until the allowed 2011 in order to limit the effects of the recession upon the UK. In an announcement made Tuesday Immigration Minister Phil Woolas confirmed that it will allow close to 25,000 Romanian and Bulgarian low-skilled workers...

UK asylum to be granted to Darfur survivors

Posted on November 5, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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UK asylum to be granted to Darfur survivors
New immigration rules will see asylum seekers from the crisis in Darfur granted refuge in the UK. Under old restrictions, non-Arab Darfuris would not be afforded asylum in Britain because the situation at home was not considered life threatening. Now The Home Office has decided that Darfur survivors would face a real risk of persecution if...

France debates national identity

Posted on November 4, 2009 in Politics Immigration France Tax US
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France debates national identity
The French Immigration Minister has launched a new on 'national identity' in the wake of ongoing controversy over the government’s immigration policy. Eric Besson, who has recently been a media headliner for actions around Calais’ migrant camps, has announced the new debate which the opposition has called nothing more than pre-election...

UK singles sold themselves for scam marriages

Posted on November 4, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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UK singles sold themselves for scam marriages
Bogus marriages have been arranged by a group of fraudulent gangsters who sold their status as singles to assist in illegal migration into the UK from a number of Ghanaian nationals. The UK Border Agency has announced that after seven months of investigations, a group of four people from Chadwell Heath and Dagenham have been convicted of...

Asylum seekers increasingly discriminated against in Wales

Asylum seekers increasingly discriminated against in Wales
Wales is known as a friendly tolerant country which generally welcomes visitors and new residents. With a history of migration, primarily from England, Wales has always held itself up as a role model for warm integration. However, new research reveals that many asylum seekers have been the victims of racial abuse and a large number are...

Political parties look to expat vote

Posted on November 3, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration France Spain US
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Political parties look to expat vote
Recent immigration debates have seen a surge in support from politicians towards the expat community who have been reminded by both Labour and Conservatives of the importance of their vote. Traditionally expat voting has been somewhat idle but with the border debate hot on the menu their say is seen as increasingly vital. A little more...

Mother of six jailed for hiding terrorist information inside Burkha

Mother of six jailed for hiding terrorist information inside Burkha
The Manchester Crown Court has found a 41-year-old woman guilty of possessing documents that could be used to aid terrorism. Houria Chahed Chentouf, originally from Morocco, was stopped by immigration officials at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last year and arrested the day after at a Longsight address in Manchester. The woman has been...

UK taxpayers supporting foreign based children

UK taxpayers supporting foreign based children
Treasury figures reveal that taxpayers in the UK are providing benefit payments for some 50,000 overseas children, mainly in Eastern Europe. The simple fact that if an EU nation worker is based in the UK then Britain will pay child-benefit tax to those left behind. The estimated cost according to latest Treasury numbers is over £20...

Immigration officials powerless to prevent fake student entries

Immigration officials powerless to prevent fake student entries
Despite the well publicised crack down on bogus registrations for UK-bound students, Immigration officials have claimed that the new rules are not working and that they are powerless to stop hordes of false registrars. The UK policy is that any non-EU students must apply through registered educational institutions and provide evidence that...

UK resumes Zimbabwe deportations despite ongoing violence claims

UK resumes Zimbabwe deportations despite ongoing violence claims
The UK Government has announced that it will resume scheduled deportation flights for failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers. The announcement comes just 24hrs after a torture investigator from the United Nations was refused entry into the country and Amnesty International claimed the nation was once again on the brink of violence. The High...