The UK plans to phase out airport ‘IRIS recognition’ machines and will instead expand automatic passport scanning gates.
UK government measures to close the Post Study Work visa route thereby restricting work foreign students can do following graduation is a “retrograde step” that will undermine Britain’s higher education sector, a leading business group has warned this week.
A violent convicted sex attacker who continued to commit crimes while using human rights laws to fight efforts to deport him has finally been sent back to Sierra Leone, the Evening Standard reports.
Migrant workers under Tiers 2 and 5 of the points-based system can apply and pay their application fees online if they are already in the UK, the UK Border Agency announced this week.
A senior British Immigration Judge has been ordered to scrap a ruling which allowed a foreign killer to stay in Britain on human rights grounds.
New Tier 4 student visa rules will come into force ‘within weeks’ in order to ‘cut abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only the brightest and the best students can stay and work in the UK’, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced today. International non-EU students are currently allowed work in the UK for 2 years after their studies have finished under the Tier 1 PSW (Post-study work) route. But from 6 April, a more ‘selective’ system will be implemented restricting the right to stay to international graduates who qualify under new rules.
The UK Border Agency are to name and shame organisations who employ illegal workers by publishing quarterly reports detailing the civil penalties or fines issued. Employers should be aware of the pitfalls when employing non-EU and EU workers. This year government introduced a cap on non-EU migration and has restricted students in private colleges from working.
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