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Immigration News Weekly Round up 17 March 2013 | Immigration Matters

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Crisis Shortfall of 250,000 Primary School Places Blamed on Immigration

The report by the UK National Audit Office this week highlighted a 250,000 shortfall of places in primary schools, which UKIP blames squarely on immigration and the impact upon local services.

Immigration Rule Changes Announced by UK Border Agency

Following yesterday’s Immigration Matters story about Government plans to introduce a restricted form of post study work visa, the UK Border Agency has published details of a written ministerial statement, which was laid in Parliament yesterday outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.

Immigration Rules to be changed to allow elite university graduate students to stay in UK for 12 months

UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, has bowed to pressure and could relax some of the Immigration Rules for senior company executives and elite graduates.

Deporting illegal immigrants costs UK £100 million a year

Deporting illegal immigrants who arrive in Britain without a visa or valid passport may be costing up to £100million a year, the Daily Mail reports. The paper claims that 4,000 foreign nationals enter the UK every 12 months despite having no right to be here.

Illegal immigration out of control says Cobra King

British government must take steps to curb illegal immigration whilst also attracting the finest academic and business talents, says Indian-born businessman Lord Bilimoria. Overstaying and breaching the terms of your visa, for instance illegally working whilst in the UK on a visitor visa, are criminal offences which could carry a fine or prison sentence. In practice, the Secretary of State or UK Border Agency (UKBA) will seek to remove or deport you from the UK rather than keep you in prison.

Abu Qatada deportation appeal circus rolls on

Lawyers for the Secretary of State today told the Court of Appeal that the block on deporting radical cleric Abu Qatada from the UK, a case which has been going on for 11 years under three Home Secretaries, should be removed, the BBC reports.

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