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Prison inspectors label Gatwick Airport detention centre unacceptable

Prison inspectors label Gatwick Airport detention centre unacceptable
Dame Anne Owers, the prisons chief inspector, has labelled Gatwick Airport’s Tinsley House immigration removal centre as deeply depressing. Her statements came following her first visit to the site since 2007 with claims that the facility has deteriorated significantly, notably for women and children. Calls for urgent action to address...

Australian immigration condemned by Amnesty International

Australian immigration condemned by Amnesty International
Leading human rights group Amnesty International has waded into the murky waters of the Australian immigration controversy by claiming that immigration detention centres which are located offshore are in breach of human rights treaties. As in the UK and across Europe, the issue of immigration and cultural assimilation in Australia is looming...

Baby left in South Africa after visa ruling

Posted on December 18, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Visas US
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Baby left in South Africa after visa ruling
The changes to the UK visa system, specifically with regards to new rules regarding issuances for South African nationals, earlier this year has resulted in a couple being forced to leave their child in Africa. The young son of South African couple Simonne and Ferdi Reyneke, aged just 14 months, was recently taken to his parent’s...

Jailed extremist placed on UK watch list

Posted on December 18, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration US
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Jailed extremist placed on UK watch list
Krenar Lusha, the would-be terrorist who attempted to settle in the UK in the city of Derby, has been added to the UK immigration control blacklist. Lusha, a Muslim from Albania, will not be allowed access to Britain again after his addition to the watch list. He was ordered to be deported back to his homeland by a UK court this week after...

Liverpool UKBA staff moving in their thousands

Liverpool UKBA staff moving in their thousands
Some two thousand staff from the UK Border Agency will be brought together under one roof following a move in Liverpool to consolidate the teams at one central location. A new lease has been signed off on which will see the immigration officials team move from their current locations at six different buildings in the city into a new office...

PM pledges visa waiver for FIFA officials

Posted on December 17, 2009 in Politics UK Immigration Tax US
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PM pledges visa waiver for FIFA officials
The English bid for the 2018 football World Cup will see a temporary suspension of the usual immigration controls, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown stating that officials from football’s governing body would be exempt from checks. The incumbent government is taking every step possible in the lead up to the decision over who will be...

Skilled worker migration to be limited under Conservative government

Skilled worker migration to be limited under Conservative government
Widespread changes are forecast for immigration legislation should next year’s election see the Conservative Party victorious. Labour’s immigration policy is looming as a key issue in the election after coming under continued fire over recent months. Among the changes mooted by the Tories would be a complete overhaul for skilled...

Border control allowing unchecked truck convoys into Britain

Border control allowing unchecked truck convoys into Britain
The highly controversial Labour immigration policy suffered further damage last night after those responsible for border control revealed that convoys of trucks are being admitted into the country without the proper checks. John Vine is the chief inspector of the UK Border Agency. He disclosed that there were hundreds of lorry drivers who...

Fast food outlet raids result in 11 arrests

Posted on December 16, 2009 in Legal UK Immigration US
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Fast food outlet raids result in 11 arrests
A series of raids across the south east has seen a number of burger bar workers arrested by immigration officials from the UK Border Agency. The crackdown on fast food outlets began as officers first swooped on a Portway outlet, the lunchtime favourite Burger King bar, on Saturday the 5th of December. The raid resulted in the arrests of...

Minister claims detention centres for children prevent deaths

Minister claims detention centres for children prevent deaths
Immigration Minister Phil Woolas boldly declared that deaths would be the result if detention centres such as Dungavel were closed. Woolas said yesterday that such closures would mean that families and children would end up dead aboard lorries in Calais through the bolstering of the international human trafficking trade. The Minister...