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Unskilled Bulgarian migration on the increase

Unskilled Bulgarian migration on the increase
More Bulgarian nationals are leaving the country in search of work, predominantly those aged 20 – 30 who have no professional qualifications. Bulgaria experienced a marked drop in emigration from 2000 – 2006  as the EU opened its borders to new members which resulted in a huge influx of workers from the Eastern bloc travelling to...

Bilateral visa agreement announced for Russia and Denmark

Bilateral visa agreement announced for Russia and Denmark
In order to facilitate the issues of visa for both countries Denmark and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement for their respective citizens. The result will see the removal of visa requirements for citizens from both nations who will instead be able to travel with their passport only. The move will make travel easier and remove much of...

Europe seeks immigration solutions from Australia

Europe seeks immigration solutions from Australia
According to European polls and many EU officials, the issue of uncontrolled Muslim immigration into Europe has been a policy maker’s disaster. It is a controversial if patriotic standpoint but one which could benefit from the study of how Australia handles the question. Australia is held in high regard by many European lawmakers for the...

Immigration and Citizenship numbers show significant decline

Immigration and Citizenship numbers show significant decline
Claims that the UK is being inundated by immigration have been proven inaccurate after statistics revealed the number of citizenships granted had fallen dramatically in the year up to 2008. The Foreign Office revealed in a report last week that warnings of overcrowding made by right-wing pressure groups, notably the BNP, were not supported...

Previous Labour government had secret immigration plan

Previous Labour government had secret immigration plan
A former adviser to the UK Labour Government has alleged that Tony Blair and Jack Straw made secret plans to develop a multi-cultural Britain by allowing easy access to immigrants due to fears of widespread backlash if the move was made public. The ‘dishonest’ strategy was announced by Andrew Neather who worked under Jack Straw during...

Judges rules Afghanistan is not a war zone

Posted on October 23, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Judges rules Afghanistan is not a war zone
In a ruling which may pave the way for hundreds of asylum seekers to be returned home, officials belonging to the Immigration Tribunal have declared that Afghanistan is not unsafe despite the continued violence which ravages the war-torn region. The bloody conflict which has plagued the region was not enough to convince a panel of experts...

Ten illegal immigrants seized in tip off from Currys

Ten illegal immigrants seized in tip off from Currys
The historic market town of Newark in Nottinghamshire has become the latest location of efforts by British immigration officials to eliminate the practice of employing illegal immigrants. A total of ten illegal immigrants were found to have been working without permission at the Currys distribution depot in the midlands town which lies...

Experts query population forecast figures

Posted on October 22, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Experts query population forecast figures
The latest migration predictions for the UK have been challenged by experts who argue claims that Britain will reach 70 million by 2029. The figures, released this week, suggest that immigration and a rising birth-rate will see a population boom. However, migration officials have denied the claims saying that the projections are based on...

Nigerian child attempts suicide in detention again

Nigerian child attempts suicide in detention again
In yet another case of controversy over immigration detention for children, a 10-year-old Nigerian girl has attempted to strangle herself and not for the first time. Ignoring the warnings of physchological experts, Adeoti Ogunsola was forced to remain in the Tinsley House immigration removal centre (IRC) with her mother despite having...

Stricter UK passport controls set for crown dependencies

Stricter UK passport controls set for crown dependencies
Residents of the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland will be subjected to greater passport scrutiny under a new proposal by the British Home Office. The renewed effort has been met with criticism by officials from both the Channel Islands and Isle of man at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly which took place...