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Immigration News Weekly Round up 18 December 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Mandatory English tests for immigrant spouses are fair, High Court rules

Judges in the High Court have dismissed a legal challenge to laws that require immigrant spouses to be able to speak English in order to live in the UK.

Church of England Vicar facing jail for 31 sham marriages for illegal brides and grooms

Another Church of England vicar facing a long prison sentence after admitting staging 31 sham marriages. The Rev Canon John Magumba, 58, conducted weddings between illegal immigrant brides and grooms and EU passport holders they barely knew so they could remain in Britain.

Seven illegal workers arrested in London noodle bar as owner could be served up a £70,000 fine

Employers have little excuse for employing a non-EU migrant without the correct visa, but many are unaware that some EU member citizens, Bulgarians and Romanians, also need permission to work in the UK.

Senior Carers Workers win stage in appeal for right to settle in UK

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has posted the following article on their appeal to win settlement rights for Senior Care Workers who came to the UK on Work Permits.

Sham marriage fixers jailed

The UK Border Agency has confirmed that three marriage visa fixers were jailed at Leicester Crown Court for taking part in a sham marriage conspiracy to secure the right to remain in the UK for an illegal immigrant.

Edexcel examinations awarding body board defends test standards

The article’s allegations do not EDEXCEL’s vocational and management training division where the company acts as an awarding body for thousands of private colleges for overseas Tier 4 students.

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