Mike Baker, an education writer and broadcaster for the BBC, asks:
Will tougher immigration rules hit overseas student recruitment?
One of the greatest assets of UK education plc is the global importance of the English language.
It is a great boon to British universities, boarding schools and – in particular – to the thriving sector which teaches English as a foreign language.
It is worth billions of pounds a year to the UK economy, through direct and indirect spending by overseas students who come to Britain to study.
Which is why there is currently a deep level of anxiety in the sector over an impending government decision, which many fear will make it much harder for students to gain visas for study in the UK. Full story
A Polish expert on migration said on the BBC’s ‘Today’ programme this morning that claims that half of all Polish immigrants to Britain have returned home are not true.
The Guardian reports that wealthy international bankers and footballers who want to extend their stay in Britain are to be offered a £15,000 premium visa renewal service as part of a massive increase in immigration fees announced by the Home Office.
Filipino-Canadian union activist turned legislator Mable Elmore of British Columbia, Canada, visited the Philippines to reconnect with her family and dig deeper into the reasons why Filipinos have to migrate to Canada amid exploitative conditions being imposed on migrant workers there.
Minister of State for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas, has laid regulations in Parliament for the fees for immigration and nationality services that are set at levels above the normal administrative costs of the service, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced this week.
Influx of 1.5m eastern Europeans means UK’s lowest-paid workers are earning less now, says EHRC report.
First ShelterBoxes arrive in Port au Prince – pictures and footage
The UK Border Agency has published its formal response to its 2009 public consultation on the fees it charges for immigration and visa applications.
The Church of England has spread throughout the world on the back of migration, sometimes enforced, and the majority of it’s active members now come from the developing world and African countries.
A migrant workers’ rights group called Wednesday for the permanent banning of a Saudi Arabian conglomerate from recruiting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), claiming that the firm has been detaining over 80 OFWs in its various warehouses after they protested against deplorable working conditions, GMA News reports.