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Immigration News Weekly Round up 02 June 2013 | Immigration Matters

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Filipino gang leader based in the north east of England jailed for 30 months for using security firms as a front for money laundering and employing illegal workers without the correct visas…Hundreds of migrants are scammed each year by rogue immigration advisers and fake employers, some of whom are sent to prison. Immigration adviser crimes are investigated by a special team within the OISC.

European Commission takes Britain to EU court over benefits for immigrants

In another row with Europe, the European Commission is taking Britain to court because it says it is denying EU immigrants their right to claim unemployment and family welfare benefits. Bulgarians and Romanians who migrate to the UK find it hard enough to obtain an NI number to study and work, yet alone benefits.

Government Minister criticises Home Office immigration policies and visa controls

A member of the Cabinet, or executive, has openly criticised his own Government’s immigration policy, warning that public “panic” over immigration is causing economic harm to the UK…

UK’s immigration crackdown is working but at a huge cost to international student numbers

According to the think tank ippr, international students contribute an estimated £8bn to the UK economy every year paying tuition fees to universities and colleges and making a valuable contribution to local economies. The students turned away, refused visa extensions or just scared off from studying in the UK would have been customers for landlords, bars, shops and restaurants, as well as for colleges, at a time when sources of economic growth are desperately needed.

German immigration soars while smaller European countries relax visa rules to attract entrepreneurs

Smaller EU nations have relaxed immigration controls in order to attract cash-rich investors or entrepreneurs who are prepared to start a business in return for resident ‘blue card’ permits for them and their family and or business partners. The amounts needed to obtain a visa are far lower than the UK and there are no IELTS tests to pass.

Immigration Crackdown Announced in Queen’s Speech

Despite a major overhaul of existing UK Immigration Rues over the last two years, the Home Office are to introduce more new laws to crack down on immigration, as announced by the Queen at the state opening of Parliament. Free access to the NHS will be restricted, illegal migrants will be prevented from obtaining driving licences and landlords will be forced to check the immigration status of their tenants.

Non-EU drivers will have to prove they are up to UK standards to get a licence

Drivers from outside the European Union will no longer exchange their foreign drivers licenses for UK versions thanks to the government clamping down on regulation loopholes.

Restrict UK benefits for EU immigrants, says pro-Europe group

Business for New Europe (BNE) said there was “a massive credibility gap” with the public over politicians’ assurances that EU immigrants could not access benefits and public services too readily – in English this means the public don’t believe the politicians. Home Office ministers are expected to propose tightening of eligibility for housing, welfare and health benefits in the Queen’s speech, but everyone knows that EU regulations will make it impossible for the UK Government to discriminate against one or two countries, e.g. Bulgarian and Romania.

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