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Immigration News Weekly Round up 01 January 2012 | Immigration Matters

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A turbulent 2011 saw far reaching changes to UK Immigration Rules and a decline in the numbers of non-EU migrants and students

As we say goodbye to a stormy and turbulent 2011, the year will be remembered for far reaching changes to UK Immigration Rules which have already resulted in a decline in non-EU migration and student applications.
Immigration Matters wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year!

Brazil leaps ahead of Britain as the world’s sixth-largest economy yet millions still want to migrate to UK

Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world’s sixth-largest economy.

Romanian man jailed for smuggling immigrants into UK

A Romanian man caught attempting to smuggle four illegal immigrants into Britain has been jailed.

Judge rules that Irish Republic and Northern Ireland visa-free ‘common travel area’ not for benefit of foreign travellers

The Common Travel Area between the Irish Republic and the UK is only for the benefit of Irish and British people, a High Court judge said last week.

Sham marriage gang caught with crib sheets

Slovakian Pakistani sham marriage gang caught red handed with instruction sheets to remind couples of their fake stories and bogus partners’ names, the Telegraph reports.

Agency workers receive pay and conditions boost

Agency temporary workers in the UK are set to qualify for a pay and conditions boost as new rights come into effect…Whilst employers are reluctant to take on an employee on a self employed basis, some agencies are not so fussy and will employ Bulgarians and Romanians regardless of their status. But ‘flexibility’ comes at a price. Long hours, no holiday or sick pay and rates as low as £3 per hour are common in agencies which turn a blind eye to your immigration status.

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  1. hi i am came 2003 in this UK and i applied asylum my case in legacy case my wife have indefinite and i have one baby girl 15month old ia taking child benefit not taking any other sport home office not giving any replayed so iam worried

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