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Spy Duo Aiding Immigrants on Life in UK test Ordered to Pay more Fines

Spy Duo Aiding Immigrants on Life in UK test Ordered to Pay more Fines
This is Local London is reporting that two James Bond-esque spies have been ordered to pay fines of up to £100,000 or risk being sent back to prison. The duo, who used high-tech devices to aid people in passing immigration tests, have been ordered to pay the fees or face jail time. Steven Lee, 37, and his partner Rong Yang, 29, were...

Nigerian Man Gets 12 Months in Prison for Document Fraud

Nigerian Man Gets 12 Months in Prison for Document Fraud
A man from Nigeria received a 12 month prison sentence after being found guilty of documentation fraud by the Maidstone Crown Court. Ayokunie James Osusami, a Nigerian national, pled guilty of his own accord on four separate counts of document tampering. Immigration officers working at the UK Border Agency Joint Immigration crime team...

Dorset Immigration Officers Remove 138 Illegal Workers

Dorset Immigration Officers Remove 138 Illegal Workers
Illegal workers in Dorset have cost their employers almost £120,000 after the UK Border Agency discovered the illegal migrant workers back in 2009. Out of the illegal workers, up to 140 immigration offenders were deported from the UK by the end of 2009 after being exposed as living or working illegally in Dorset. The immigration officers...

11.2 Million Students Apply for Study-Visas in UK

11.2 Million Students Apply for Study-Visas in UK
A new study finds that student visas are accounting for a massive amount of UK immigrants. The figures indicate that three-quarters of visas issued under the UK Points Based System are being handed out to students. 11.2 million individuals over the last eight years were allowed to enter the UK on student visas. Some reports are indicating...

Family Visa Appeals Costing Taxpayers

Family Visa Appeals Costing Taxpayers
Migrationwatch, a think-tank for immigration studies, issued a report which indicates that appeals against visa rejections for family visas to enter the UK rose considerably from the number of appeals in 2002. Since 2002, after the Government abolished charges for visas, appeals for family visas have increased eight fold. Currently the...

Britain blamed for rise in Islamic extremism

Britain blamed for rise in Islamic extremism
The UK has been accused of being a menace to the outside world, as the perception by American’s that the Britain has failed to tackle Islamic extremism boiled over. Policymakers in the US said the attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is believed to have been radicalised in London, was further...

Dutch woman convicted for part in marriage visa scam

Dutch woman convicted for part in marriage visa scam
A Dutch woman has been jailed for six months after being involved in a scam marriage that was intended to assist a non-EU citizen to continue living in the UK on a marriage visa. Eunice Ridderstap was arrested on the 18th of July when police, acting on intelligence gathered by UK immigration officials raided the Parish Church of St Albans...

Questions raised over student visas

Posted on December 31, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Visas US
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Questions raised over student visas
The recent attempted bombing of an aircraft by a terrorist with connections with Britain raise serious questions about the issuance of student visas. Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, who comes from a wealthy Nigerian family, was already displaying signs of extremism when he was issued with a visa to study at University College in 2005. After...

Lady Thatcher complained about Asian immigration

 Lady Thatcher complained about Asian immigration
New files given to the National Archives show that shortly after becoming prime minister, Lady Thatcher complained about the amount of Asian immigrants being allowed into the UK. Documents which were published yesterday under the 30 year rule provide further light on Lady Thatcher’s attitudes on immigration and race. They reveal that...

New papers show Thatcher anger at non white refugee housing

New papers show Thatcher anger at non white refugee housing
Papers released yesterday to the National Archives under the 30-year legislation have thrown new light on the opinions and attitudes of the Iron Lady, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Amongst the revelations that are sure to feature heavily in the nation’s media over coming days are details that the former PM was bitterly opposed...