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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 12 December 2010 | Immigration Matters

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British MPs voice ‘profound concern’ over Home Office plans to bar foreign students

Members of the UK Parliament express alarm as the Home Secretary announces plans to close the door on up to 120,000 international students from outside the EU and Universities UK said that the consultation over student visas had already caused considerable uncertainty as colleges were already recruiting students for the next academic year: “We do not think that international students should be counted as migrants”.

Happy Human Rights Day, but JCWI asks haven’t we forgotten something?

PRESS RELEASE BY JCWI – JOINT COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF IMMIGRANTS

Tier 2 arrangements for the January exceptional consideration panel for CoS release

The UK Border Agency has issued the following announcement on Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship…

if you are an employer or overseas worker looking for a work permit click here.

UK Border Agency taking tough line on illegal working but employers are still confused

Despite the threat of £10,000 fines and a widely publicised information campaign, many employers are slipping up because there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the whole area of employing foreign nationals and even EU workers.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail in UK court

The BBC reports today that founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a court he will fight extradition to Sweden following his earlier arrest in London.

Government lays down plans to reform UK student visa system and launch public consultation

Immigration Minister Damian Green has announced a new public consultation of the reform of the student visa system today and promised ‘tougher entrance criteria, limits on work and an end to students staying in the UK to look for a job’ – which effectively means they intend closing the Tier 1 Post Study Visa route.

Illegal workers arrested in Berkshire restaurants

The UK Border Agency has posted further reports of Illegal workers discovered in two Berkshire restaurants after night time raids by immigration officers.

UK Border Agency change employer guidance on preventing illegal working

The UK Border Agency has published updated summary guidance to help employers understand the law on illegal working and what the steps they must take to comply.

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