As we welcome the New Year with our hopes and dreams, 2012 will surely be remembered as one of the toughest years for non-EU migrant workers, partners, spouses and students in the UK. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has introduced massive rule changes, clampdowns, crackdowns and shutdowns (of private colleges), all designed to basically get rid of more non-EU immigrants, their partners and students.
Billions will be lost to Osborne’s coffers, as thousands of students in the UK who want continue to study at British universities and colleges are told by the UKBA “go home, you’re not welcome here”.
But the real unfairness lies in the fact that a European EEA national can bring his or her non-EU spouse or partner into the UK without jumping through any of these ‘minimum income’ hoops – and there is nothing the British Government can do about it.
The wife of a high profile Government Minister, Business Secretary Vince Cable, has written an open letter defending the UK’s stance on immigration.
Cynthia Barker of Bison UK Immigration Advisers, a firm which has helped detainees secure a release, said indefinite detention or detention for long periods is becoming more common. She added that in one recent case “a student visa holder was detained for 80 days after he was refused an extension”.
If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed down, Visa, ILR, Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an appeal against a UK Border Agency or British Embassy refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email:
Majestic College offer special packages for EU students. They also have a number of employers looking for staff right now and are willing to employ Bulgarians and Romanians.
For more information call Joanna on 0208 207 1020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org