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Immigration News Weekly Round up 03 March 2013 | Immigration Matters

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UK net migration falls by a third as international students sacrificed to meet targets

International students and private sector educational institutions were sacrificed by the Government as UK net migration dropped by a third in 2012, latest immigration figures reveal…The number of student visas issued plummeted by 20% – a loss of well over 40,000 fee paying students or an estimated £2 billion in lost revenue for the recession hit UK economy.

UK refuses to remove overseas students from immigration targets, despite losing millions in revenue

The UK government will not remove international students from its targets for cutting net migration, despite pressure from MPs and University vice-chancellors, the BBC reports.

EU immigrants to be denied legal aid in court battles says Prime Minister David Cameron

UK based migrants will be barred from receiving legal aid to launch court battles against the government in benefit claims…Prime Minister David Cameron this week promised to stop Britain being seen as a ’soft touch’ by immigrants, as he revealed the first details of a plan to curb the access foreigners have to public money.

Senior Immigration Judge defies Theresa May over human rights rules as row escalates

The row over human rights between the executive and the judiciary escalates…In a country with no written constitution, human rights laws, Judicial Reviews, the ECHR and independent judges protect all citizens against unfair rules..Immigration Law Practitioner Cynthia Barker noted that the government are not just getting tough on hard criminals, but on all immigration cases involving human rights issues or even minor convictions, cautions or CCJ’s for debts.

Canadian man age 84 died at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre

An 84-year-old Canadian man died after becoming ill at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre near Heathrow airport. Alois Dvorzac was said to be “extremely distressed” before being rushed to hospital on 10 February. He died later that day in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.
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Immigration fees to rise again

The UK Immigration Minister Mark Harper today laid a written ministerial statement proposing fee increases for visa applications made overseas and immigration applications made in the UK.

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