Immigration Matters reporting from London, where the UK Border Agency has announced changes to the recently introduced Points Based System, which saw the world champion Pakistan blind cricket team ‘out for a duck’ after being denied UK visas to defend their title.
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The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has recently published a number of changes to the points-based system, and has revised its guidance for employers and education providers who sponsor migrant workers and students.
New figures from the European Union’s statistical agency project that the EU’s population will exceed a half-billion in 2009.
In 2007 an estimated total of 340,000 people emigrated from the UK and an estimated 577,000 people arrived to live in the UK for at least a year, meaning that total net migration into the UK was 237,000.
Following the earlier denial of visas for a pipe band from Pakistan, it is now it is the country’s blind cricket team, the BBC reports.
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