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Weekly Immigration News Round up 25 July 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Home Secretary dumps e-borders contract supplier

Raytheon has been dramatically sacked from its lead role overseeing a £750m project to provide the secure border control system for the UK after the British government said it had “no confidence” in the US defence and security company.

UK Border Agency issues new guidance following Pankina judgments

The UK Border Agency has issued new policy guidance following the judgments in the cases of Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719.

IELTS accepted for Canadian migration

New Canadian migration rules make IELTS even more valuable for people who want to live and work in Canada…

UKBA announce changes to Tier 4 PBS student visa Immigration Rules

The UK Border Agency has announced a series of major changes to the Immigration Rules for Tier 4 student visa section of the points-based system.

Secure English language requirement for Tier 4 students compulsory after 12 August

The UK Border Agency has announced major changes to Tier 4 student visa requirements.

Migrant labour levels fall as financial crisis shrinks job market

An OECD report suggests migrants face stricter controls, lack of opportunities and a reduction in job security, the Guardian reports.

Immigration Minister announces crackdown on sham marriages and bogus colleges

Immigration Minister Damian Green has confirmed plans for a high-profile crackdown on sham marriages and bogus colleges – and promised “radical changes” to the UK Border Agency.

Keith Vaz MP critical of UK’s proposed immigration cap

The Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz MP, said that the coalition government’s proposed cap on immigration from non-EU countries is akin to placing “restrictions on friendly countries like India” and cautioned that it might become a major bilateral issue when Prime Minister David Cameron visits New Delhi later this month.

New guidance for Tier 2 employers on interim limit announced by UKBA

The interim limit will be replaced by a permanent limit in April 2011. We are currently holding a consultation on the form that this permanent limit should take.

New RNs find job US nursing market tight

Alison Young of USA TODAY reports that even as a national nursing shortage looms, many newly graduated registered nurses can’t find jobs because the recession has delayed retirement of experienced nurses, regulators and health care associations say. 

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