Immigration Minister Damian Green has announced this week an end to ‘unnecessary appeals’ and late evidence consideration in a bid to help stop ‘misuse of the system’.
The UK Border Agency ha announced that from 23 May 2011, Section 19 of the UK Borders Act 2007 will restrict the evidence that an applicant can rely on at an appeal hearing.
Despite the measures, there is little the UK Border Agency can do to stop the main flow of new migration, which comes from the EU.
Polish and other ‘A8′ Eastern European migrants have the same rights as UK citizens, but Romanian and Bulgarian citizens are still subject to restrictions despite being members of the European Union.
The minister also pointed out that 70 bogus colleges have had their licenses suspended following information being received from the public, adding that these were only possible thanks to the intelligence gathered by front-line officers
Members of Parliament (MPs) have declared that forced marriage should be made a criminal offence to show that it was not tolerated in society, the BBC reports.
Immigration judges have allowed a convicted robber to stay in Britain on human rights ‘article 8’ grounds simply because he has a girlfriend in this country, the Telegraph reports.
Bison UK Immigration Advisers are running free presentations for Employers, Romanians and Bulgarians the month of May 2011, Monday to Friday, from 11am-12noon and 3-4pm. No need to book, just turn up. Venue: Bison Management UK, 16 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. WD6 1DL. Nearest Train Station: Elstree and Borehamwood Station; Buses from Edgware underground station: 107 and 292.