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Immigration News Weekly Round up 25 December 2011 | Immigration Matters

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UK Immigration Cap causing little damage to business CIPD claim

The cap on working visa immigration introduced this year has caused ‘minor damage’ to employers’ ability to recruit skilled workers, but the full effects have not been experienced as employers are reluctant to create jobs at present, a new study has found.

Tier 5 youth mobility scheme – Taiwan added by UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency has announced that from 1 January 2012, Taiwan will join the list of countries and territories that participate in the UK’s Tier 5 youth mobility scheme.

London 2012 Olympic Games visa applications open from 1 January 2012

As millions prepare for the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that from 1 January 2012 they will start processing visitor visas for those coming from outside the UK to watch the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UK Ireland Common Travel Area loophole crackdown announced by UK Border Agency

The UK and Ireland have signed an agreement to reinforce the joint commitment to preserve the Common Travel Area (CTA) while ‘cracking down on illegal immigration and spurious asylum claims’, the UK Border Agency announced this week.

People smuggling gang ring leader jailed for 5 years

A Vietnamese woman who ran the UK arm of an international people smuggling gang has been jailed for 5 years, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency.

Foreign criminals deportation issue comes back to haunt another Home Secretary

The Home Office says it is doing all it can to speed up the deportation of foreigners convicted of serious crimes, the BBC reports. 

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