In what could only be described as a terrible week for the Home Office, up to 5,500 immigration officials have announced that they will go on strike next Thursday in a dispute about job cuts and pay…Will disrupt 130,000 passengers and UK tourists as they arrive the day before the Olympic opening ceremony.
UK Immigration Rules, under which the UK Border Agency has been operating for four years, were rushed from the Home Office to the House of Lords…The appeal was unanimously upheld by five Supreme Court judges this week throwing the whole immigration system into disarray.
The UK immigration system was in “disarray” last night after senior judges said Home Office rules to curb the number of migrants were unlawful and not based on the Immigration Rules…Cynthia Barker of Immigration Advisers Bison Management said she had seen a number of students and workers refused extensions because of changes in guidance and urges ‘victims of unlawful refusals to come forward’.
Overseas students in the UK are complaining they are trapped in a legal limbo by visa delays which mean they do not have the right either to stay or go back home, a BBC report has confirmed. Student visa holders claim they have waited for up to five months without their passports.
Despite staff cuts the UK Border Agency has managed to deport over 250 illegal immigrants from the Midlands area of the UK in just two months, according to the Birmingham Mail this week.
The UK population has grown by more than three million in the past 10 years, census results are expected to show this week, according to reports. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will publish the first findings from its once-a-decade national headcount, based on a survey of all 25 million households.