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Immigration News Weekly Round up 05 June 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Sham marriage raid in Hertfordshire

UK Border Agency officers swooped on Hatfield Register Office this week, minutes before a marriage ceremony between a Spanish woman and a Pakistani man was due to take place.

Government accused of creating an ‘amnesty’ for asylum seekers

The 14 year ‘long stay’ rule, which allows illegal overstayers to apply for indefinite leave to remain after 14 years in the UK was also inherited by the coalition government.

UK Border Agency open new immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire

The UK Border Agency has announced the official opening of a new immigration removal centre, Morton Hall, by the Immigration Minister Damian Green this week, increasing capacity in the detention estate as the government intensifies enforcement activity across the country.

A bad news week for two care home groups as recruitment crises looms

Widespread abuse secretly filmed by the BBC at a Bristol residential hospital has been condemned as “shocking” by the government. Following the introduction of the cap on immigration, which effectively started last year, care industry employers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit trained staff. Social Care Workers no longer qualify under Tier 2 of the points based system, as the bar has been raised to NVQ/QCF level 4 management positions.

Could a European immigration agency take control of British borders?

An EU immigration agency could one day be established to police our borders – putting an end to the UK Border Agency, the Mail reports this week.

Immigration to UK from Poland rises again

Immigration from Poland and other Eastern European countries remains strong, even from Bulgaria and Romania despite restrictions on working in the UK.

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3 Responses to “Immigration News Weekly Round up 05 June 2011”
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  1. Google ‘Tier 4 Sponsors Register’ and search the list,

  2. Nancy Arriaga says :


    I am trying to reach my university sponsor’s licence number but I can not find it. Can you please help me?
    River House
    53–57 High Street
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey KT1 1LQ


  3. ီDear Sir or Madam,
    I’m a students who are planning to study in London and i applied visa in January and was refused.When i applied visa in January, my company sponsored for maintenance fund and i didn’t get any point in both parts ( CAS and Maintenance).Now,I’m going to apply visa again and this time,i’ll use my own bank account for maintenance fund.The company sponsor bank account ,however, was recorded by UKBA.Could you advice me how i should give explanation for the maintenance in the second time visa application?I hope you could reply me ASAP.
    Best Regard,

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