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Weekly Immigration News Round up 17 January 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Bogus college gang jailed

Four people who ran a bogus college and corrupt immigration advisory firm have been jailed for a total of 25 years for masterminding an immigration scam that is thought to have netted them millions of pounds, the UK Border Agency has revealed.

MOVE Expo 2010 – Mall of Asia Manila

The Migration, Overseas Opportunities, Visas & Employment Expo, or MOVE for short, is a trade fair featuring more than 80 companies all involved in offering services or products to Filipinos going abroad. The first MOVE Expo held in July 2009, attracted about 8,000 (verifiable) visitors on the two days it was held, despite heavy rains and an incoming typhoon.

Thousands of students in suspected bogus colleges in UK

A report in the Daily Telegraph claims that more than 4,000 migrants were enrolled in schools, colleges and universities which were refused an official licence to sponsor foreign students last year or have since had their licences stripped, figures obtained by the Conservatives disclose.

Government response on IT firms and intra-company transfers

UK government’s response to claim by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies that the Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) category of the points-based system is providing a loophole for Indian IT companies to bring foreign workers into the UK.

EU OFWs disinterested in Philippine elections

Many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Europe are not interested in participating in the May 10 elections, the Manila Bulletin reports.

Cameron’s immigration cap ‘will strangle Britain’ say JCWI

The annual cap on immigration proposed by Conservative leader David Cameron would stem the flow of highly skilled workers to Britain – suffocating industry and threatening thousands of jobs, the JCWI claimed this week.

Philippine Government considering bond sale to OFWs

The Philippine government yesterday said it was considering the sale of retail bonds to overseas Filipino workers (OFW’s), which a fund manager involved in the deal said could raise as much as P35 billion ($768 million) in Euros and dollars.

Indian students suffer race attacks in Australia

A number of Indian students have suffered attacks and racial abuse in Australia in recent months prompting criticism from India’s government.

Philippine Government warns of new recruitment scam

6 ways to spot a fake job offer – The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila has warned Filipinos seeking jobs abroad about a new recruitment scam which the Philippine Embassy in Germany uncovered.

Tories will tighten UK student visas

Foreign students seeking to enter the UK from countries such as Pakistan, India, China and Nigeria would be singled out for extra scrutiny by border officials under new immigration policies outlined by the opposition Tory or Conservative party last week.

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