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Mayor Johnson stirs immigration flames with Nordic comparisons

Mayor Johnson stirs immigration flames with Nordic comparisons
London Mayor Boris Johnson has landed himself in hot water following his suggestions that Scandinavian and British people are similar not just in appearance but in their socially united aversion to immigration. Unsurprisingly, Johnson was immediately accused of anti-immigration rhetoric after declaring that Nordic people and Britons looked...

British migration to NZ overtaken by Chinese

British migration to NZ overtaken by Chinese
The ever-popular expat destination of New Zealand has for the first time on record seen the United Kingdom usurped from its place atop the family immigration table. New Zealand’s Family Sponsored Stream and the Partnership policy are the mechanisms used for accepting new residents and China has now overtaken traditional source Britain as...

Marginal seats to be decided by immigration policy

Marginal seats to be decided by immigration policy
The next general election is looming large and the contentious issue of immigration will likely dominate the eventual results, none more so in the dozens of marginal seats which could decide the outcome. While the incumbent Labour government has ruled out any capping of immigration numbers this will in all probability change under the...

Hate preacher deported from Kenya

Posted on January 18, 2010 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Hate preacher deported from Kenya
The infamous ‘hate-preacher’ who was deported from the UK in 2006, Abdullah al-Faisal, has once again been deported – this time from Kenya to Gambia. The Muslim-cleric, originally born in Jamaica, has been forced from Kenya although his exact location is still unclear.  He was detained by Kenyan authorities last week who supposedly...

Tory immigration cap will threaten industry claims council

Tory immigration cap will threaten industry claims council
The much publicised proclamation by the Conservatives that they will reduce annual immigration by 75 percent will create major dilemmas across the UK according to the Joint Council for the Welfare of immigrants. David Cameron’s bold claims, which dominated media this past week, have been denounced by the JCWI who argue that thousands of...

Sham marriages on the rise as immigration laws stiffen

Sham marriages on the rise as immigration laws stiffen
Bogus marriages in order to cheat the immigration system have risen by around 50 percent in the past year alone as stricter immigration controls mean more foreign nationals are turning to increasingly desperate measures to remain in the UK. According to statistics released by the Home Office, there have been 529 alleged cases of sham...

British low paid workers affected by Eastern European immigration

British low paid workers affected by Eastern European immigration
A new report has suggested that Britain’s lowest paid workers are now earning less than before thanks to the rush of new migrants from Eastern Europe. In the past six years there has been an influx of an estimated 1.5 million migrant workers from Eastern Europe following the Labour governments much criticised policy of opening British...

UK Border Agency Published Shareholder Statement

UK Border Agency Published Shareholder Statement
The UK Border Agency published "Working Partnership with Stakeholders" today, which documents a basic outline for principles which can aid the Agency, stakeholders in the Border Agency, and along with other partners to work more profitably. The new document is, essentially, an updated version of the previously published joint statement...

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...