Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative leader David Cameron both attacked the Liberal Democrat party hopeful Nick Clegg over his proposals to give an amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Filipino farm workers Rey Gavila and Lito Gonzales who, for 11 months of the year, work 6,500 miles away from home.
The Telegraph reports that more than 40,000 extra foreign students were allowed into the UK from just seven countries last year casting new doubt on the effectiveness of the Government’s “tough” new visa system. Official Home Office figures show 100,000 student visas were granted in the academic year to September 2009 – an increase of almost 40,000 on the previous 12 months.
Whilst most UK airports are now open, flight schedules are still not back to normal and thousands of people are still stranded all over the world.
Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat party are favour an amnesty for people who have come to Britain illegally, but both Labour and the Conservatives suggest it would actually make the problem worse.
The UK Border Agency has issued a notice to reassure travellers who have been unable to leave the UK and whose visas have expired.