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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 16 January 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Tier 1 Post Study Work Visa to be abolished

Plans to abolish the Tier 1 post study work visa, which will directly hit universities and providers of degree level studies, are causing alarm bells to ring in chancellors offices all over the UK.

EEA Application changes announced

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced important changes to the way that it returns documents to applicants under European law or EEA law applications.

Student Visa Public Consultation ends 31 January

Only two weeks left to take part in the Student Immigration System public consultation which will help shape the future of international student visa rules in the UK for the next few years.

Child detention at Yarl’s Wood ruled unlawful

A High Court Judge has ruled that two mothers and their children were unlawfully detained at Yarl’s Wood immigration centre after dawn raids on their homes last year, the Guardian reports this week.

Latvian sham bride found in bed with real boyfriend

A Latvian woman was caught in bed with her real boyfriend the day before a planned sham wedding to another man, the BBC reports. EEA rules mean that European, rather than UK, brides are sought after by sham wedding fixers….

Australia to speed up skilled migrant applications to boost economy

Over 140,000 skilled workers hoping to migrate to Australia are caught up in a departmental backlog going back over two years, the Daily Telegraph reports this week.

20 suspected illegal immigrants held in raid on London NHS hospitals

Twenty suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested in raids on Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals last week.

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