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Immigration News Weekly Round up 29 April 2012 | Immigration Matters

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Nigerian man jailed for renting his identity to illegal immigrants

A Nigerian national, who rented his identity to two illegal immigrants so they could get jobs and stay in Britain, has been jailed for 4 years, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency.

UK faces fine from EU over immigration and free movement restrictions on Eastern Europeans

Officials in Brussels are threatening Britain with legal action and a fine over claims that immigration restrictions on EU members break European law. Bulgarians and Romanians are the lowest in the pecking order of EU migrants and can only stay legally in the UK for more than three months under strict conditions.

Romanian EU migrants head for London jobs ahead of Olympics

Newspapers reporting a large influx of Eastern European migrants into London ahead of the Olympics, according to ‘officials’

Airlines criticise UK Border Force in airport immigration row

Airlines have warned the Border Force urgent improvements must be made to avoid deterring visitors from the UK.

Elderly woman assaulted in care home by work permit holding Senior Carer

The Care Quality Commission is being criticised for failing to take sufficient action after undercover filming showed an 80-year-old woman being slapped by a migrant care worker.

EU Commissioner calls for end to UK work restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians

EU Commissioner Lazslo Andor has called for a relaxation on work UK restrictions for Eastern Europeans. He wants Britain to act more than 18 months before the official deadline to drop the ban, restricting the access of Bulgarian and Romanian workers to the labour market of the UK…

London Marathon success – 37000 take part in in world’s largest fundraising event

An estimated 37,500 fun runners, amateur athletes, celebrities and elite sportsmen and women have taken part in the Virgin London Marathon – the world’s largest fundraising event. Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the elite men’s marathon and Mary Keitany, also from Kenya, defended her title.
The men’s wheelchair race was won by David Weir, his sixth victory, and…Prince Harry was at the finishing line on The Mall – in front of Buckingham Palace – to congratulate runners.

UK could be one of the world’s biggest shale gas producers

UK offshore reserves of shale gas could exceed one thousand trillion cubic feet (tcf), compared to current rates of UK gas consumption of 3.5 tcf a year, or five times the latest estimate of onshore shale gas of 200 trillion cubic feet reports The Telegraph.

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