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Weekly Immigration News Round up 14 Feb 2010 | Immigration Matters

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What students should do when their college Tier 4 Licence is suspended

What should an international student do if the college they have applied to has their Tier 4 Sponsors licence suspended or withdrawn by the UK Border Agency?

Universities welcome Tier 4 student visa changes

Universities will naturally be relieved when they have been left unscathed by the clampdown on foreign students, especially when their competitors in the private sector are been hammered and driven into extinction.

New regulations for charging for immigration and nationality services

The Minister of State for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas, has laid regulations in Parliament for the fees for immigration and nationality services…

Immigration officer challenges Home Secretary Alan Johnson on Entry Clearance for student visas

The UK’s immigration controls are too lax, an immigration officer has told Home Secretary Alan Johnson, the BBC reports.

Foreign student working hours to be cut under new rules announced today

The UK government will cut the number of working hours for overseas students studying below degree level courses from 20 hours per week to 10, the Home Office announced today.

Australia focusing on high end migrants and health care workers

Australian Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, has announced policy changes to attract more highly skilled workers, the BBC reports.

Filipino OFWs boycott work at Saudi firm

GMA News report. More than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Saudi Arabia have stopped working since Saturday in protest of alleged unfair labor practices of their employer.

Hip-hop star told to ‘hop it’ by UK immigration officials

Recently-freed rapper Shyne was denied entry by UK immigration officials on Thursday (04Feb10).

Clampdown on UK student visas announced by Home Office

The number of visas granted to students from outside the EU is to be cut in a crackdown on “abuses of the system”, UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson told the BBC this morning.

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