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Immigration News Weekly Round up 13 May 2012 | Immigration Matters

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71% of passenger searches at Gatwick Airport ‘unjustified’ report says

An independent Borders and Immigration inspection report has raised concerns about the effectiveness of detection of travellers operations at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal the BBC reports this week.

Visa and Immigration Appeals on the increase

‘Last month an immigration Judge at Taylor House overturned a student yellow card refusal for a Bulgarian applicant who had been working in the UK since 2009 a self employed yellow card.’
‘Any work placement is simply a part of that study’, says Immigration Judge.

London Mayor Boris Johnson on Immigration and Football

‘Football teaches us about creating a thriving jobs market, but you can’t make people perform better simply by excluding the foreign competition’, says the newly re-elected Mayor.

UK border staff stage 24-hour strike at London Heathrow Airport

London’s flagship Heathrow Airport will see further delays for UK travellers at immigration points this evening as two trade unions, whose members are responsible for border checks, go on strike.

Student at Cambridge University who sat English exams for illegal immigrants in people-smuggling scam jailed

A young Cambridge University student has been convicted and jailed for sitting English exams on behalf of illegal immigrants as part of a sophisticated people-smuggling scam.

English University joins US admissions system to boost overseas student recruitment

As £9000 annual fees discourage English students, Keele University has become the first English university to join the Common Application system for university admissions in the United States, the BBC reports. With a combination of high local fees and new visa rules deterring overseas students, some UK Universities may be forced to close.

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