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Weekly Immigration News Round up 1 August 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Immigration cap ‘a disaster’ say City financiers

Coalition proposals to limit the number of non-EU citizens UK firms can employ have angered City bosses, the Observer reports today.

More business leaders attack skilled migrant cap

Migrant cap on non-EU skilled immigrants will hurt British businesses. As more British business leaders continue to lobby the government to rethink plans to cap immigration, as it has started to dawn on many companies that they will not be allowed to hire any non-European staff for the rest of the financial year.

Church of England Vicar found guilty in fake wedding marriage scam case

360 weddings and a conviction – fake wedding vicar found guilty.

A Sussex seaside town Church of England vicar was found guilty yesterday of taking part in the biggest fake wedding scam Britain has ever seen, the Daily Mail reports.

UKBA outline radical reforms for police and border security

The UK Border Agency has published further details of a radical new programme of reform to ‘change the face of policing and re-establish the link between the police and the public, tackle organised crime and protect our borders’.

Cameron denies cabinet rift over migrant cap

Mr Cameron, who is on a trade mission to India with other senior ministers, including Mr Cable, has said he wants to cut net immigration to levels last seen in the 1990s.

UKBA announce English language testing for non-EU partners

The UK Border Agency has announced new English language tests for non-European migrants applying to come to the UK to join or marry a settled or British partner.

Radical police shake-up outlined to include a new border police force

The new body is expected to include a new border police unit, the child exploitation and online protection centre (CEOP) and parts of the National Policing Improvement Agency, which it is thought will be phased out.

High Court rules fast-track deportations ‘unlawful’

The fast-track deportation of foreign nationals refused permission to remain in the UK has been declared unlawful by the High Court, the BBC reports.

Immigration quota may harm growth UK warned

UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who won much attention on his recent trip to the United States with his program of savage spending cuts, has also been sharpening his shears on another front: immigration.

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5 Responses to “Weekly Immigration News Round up 1 August 2010”
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  1. Jim Mortoza says :

    Does anybody know why the ukba have suddenly allowed expired passports as evidence of right to work ? Was there some landmark case or decision to force this change in policy ? They usually do not do anything unless forced to by the courts.

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