London Mayor Boris Johnson has strongly criticised his own party’s target to slash net immigration, claiming that visa policies were preventing the City and UK universities from recruiting the brightest talent, and were “a block to growth”.
Thousands of UK work permit holders who think they are eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), or permanent residency, could be refused on a technicality by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) through no fault of their own.
The number of outstanding immigration and asylum cases sitting in the UK Border Agency is almost the size of the population of Iceland – that’s the country, not the supermarket – says UK Home Affairs Select Committee Chair Keith Vaz MP.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada was today released from Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire after winning a bail appeal, despite Home Secretary Theresa May’s proclamation in April that he would soon be on a plane and “out of our country for good”.
The UK Government is powerless to extend immigration restrictions on Romania and Bulgaria, says Home Secretary Theresa May. Despite earlier hints of curbs on EU migrations, Bulgarians and Romanians will gain full free movement of labour rights to live and work in the UK by the end of December 2013.
Tesco’s effectively stabbed their own workers, whom they had illegally over-employed, in the back in order to save their own necks. Nice employers. With “full co-operation” of Tesco officials, the UKBA raided the Factory Lane warehouse at 3am on Saturday, July 21 entrapping their own employees.
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