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Pakistani families rue high visa rejection rate

Pakistani families rue high visa rejection rate
According to figures released by the Home Office Pakistanis lead the table of nationalities that are turned down for visas for Britain. In the past year, 41 percent of all Pakistan-based applications for family visitor visa to the UK were rejected. The reasons for the tougher immigration controls, which have been applied across the board...

UK and Malaysian government in visa ruling talks

UK and Malaysian government in visa ruling talks
The respective governments of Britain and Malaysia are currently discussing the issue of visa requirements for Malaysian citizens who are entering the UK. The British Home Office has been seeking to implement the new procedure, much to the consternation of Malaysian authorities. Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman, the director general of the...

Migrant centre at Calais set to reopen

Posted on December 11, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Legal US
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Migrant centre at Calais set to reopen
Just three months after the high profile closure of the Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp French officials have decided to reopen the UK-bound migrant reception centre. In an effort to discourage the thousand of hopeful immigrants who were gathering the French government destroyed the makeshift camp in September amid growing hostility from...

Minister claims UK ignoring white workers

Posted on December 11, 2009 in Politics Immigration US
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Minister claims UK ignoring white workers
A cabinet minister has declared that Britain’s working class white people are ignored by government bodies. The claim comes from the Communities Secretary John Denham who said that authorities have become blinded to the needs of real Brits. Denham further called upon both local and national government to address inequalities in...

Home Secretary claims UK is terrorised by population projections

Home Secretary claims UK is terrorised by population projections
Home Secretary Alan Johnson has declared that the spectre of the UK population reaching 70 million is terrorising residents. Johnson’s grim statement is sure to further the ongoing conflict between the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) who has repeatedly claimed that the landmark will be reached in the next 20...

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...