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Immigration News Weekly Round up 22 January 2012 | Immigration Matters

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Immigrants on benefits figures revealed

371,000 migrants on benefits according to Government estimates. The UK Government has published its first ever estimates for the proportion of foreign-born people who are claiming working-age benefits in the UK.

Judge attacks immigration ‘merry-go-round’ after Pakistani man made 16 applications to remain in UK at a cost of £250,000 to taxpayer

A senior judge this week condemned the immigration ‘merry-go-round’ that allowed an asylum seeker to stay in Britain for a decade. The Pakistani national was allowed to make a staggering 16 appeals or new applications despite being rejected at every turn, at an estimated cost to taxpayers of at least £250,000.

Immigration critic calls Canada “Super Visa” a sham

There has been much discussion about the Canadian Conservative government’s new “Super Visa” in the community recently, but unfortunately it has turned out to be an insult to families desperate for their parents to visit or migrate to Canada.

Bulgarian and Romanian applications – UKBA issue new application form and guidance

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has published revised guidance notes for Bulgarian and Romanian accession worker card applicants and employers, and a new version of Form BR3.

Pop star Adam Ant raided at dawn over ‘illegal immigrant’

1980’s pop legend Adam Ant was awoken by immigration border police yesterday when his London home was raided at dawn

Rapper Garry Sandhu deported to India after losing immigration appeal

Asian singing star Garry Sandhu has been deported back to India by the UK Border Agency after losing an appeal…

London to become major player in Yuan trading

The UK Treasury has announced plans to make London the leading international centre for trading China’s currency, the Yuan, also known as the Renminbi.

New procedure announced for Arts Council England endorsement under Tier 1 Exceptional talent applications

The UK Border Agency has announced that from this month applicants under Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) of the points-based system must follow a new procedure if they want Arts Council England (ACE) to endorse their application.

7 tips for completing a Yellow Card BR1 application to work and study in the UK

With Yellow Card student applications for Bulgarians and Romanians taking 3 to 6 months to process, getting it right first time is vital. Bulgarians and Romanians exercising treaty rights as students under Yellow Card registration certificates are reporting that their applications are taking between three and six months to be processed and approved by the UK Border Agency Full story…

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2 Responses to “Immigration News Weekly Round up 22 January 2012”
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  1. They came to power by saying that they’ll sort out the illegal immigrant..but it was just the promise to come power.
    David Cameron is just like any other politicians of UK, Gordon Brown was the best ever PM after the Churchill, and he will be listed as best ever PM… where shall we report about them crooks…?

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