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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 17 April 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Former British MP sues Canada’s immigration minister

Outspoken former British MP George Galloway has made good on his threat to sue Canada’s immigration minister.

RCN says overworked Nurses are ‘propping up’ NHS – while The Philippines has 300,000 unemployed Nurses waiting for a job abroad

A nursing degree takes 4 years and passing the PRC board exam a further 6 months in the Philippines. Their families are responding to a massive historical demand five or six years ago from the USA and UK, which has since dried up. They have invested their life savings in a dream which has sadly turned into a nightmare. Their Sons and Daughters are now joining the 300,000 unemployed nursing graduates unable to even obtain a paid for work placement in a hospital to gain much needed professional experience.

Moldovian sex trafficking victim wins substantial compensation from Home Office

Moldovan woman who was sent back home where she was at risk from her traffickers wins ‘groundbreaking’ settlement, the Guardian reports this week.

Church of England in ’sham marriage’ clampdown

The Church of England has been forced to issue new guidance to clergy in a bid to reduce the number of sham marriages, the BBC reports.


Many people email Immigration Matters to ask where or how they can locate an immigration form. For instance, Bulgarians and Romanians often ask:
‘Where can I find the correct application form to apply for a Yellow Card?’
The form mentioned in the above example is a ‘BR1’, but it is not actually called a ‘yellow card’…

STILL CONFUSED? Free presentations are being run at Bison UK Immigration Advisers for Employers, Romanians and Bulgarians the week of 11-22 April 2011, Monday to Friday, from 11am-12noon and 3-4pm. No need to book, just turn up.Venue: Bison Management UK, 16 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1DL. Nearest Train Station: Elstree and Borehamwood Station; Buses from Edgware underground station: 107 and 292.

Indian migrants moving to affluent suburbs in Britain, report confirms

Migrant Hindu communities in London are increasingly moving from the inner city areas to affluent suburbs, a new analysis by Experian shows. The second- and third-generation migrant communities are on the move, driven by rising affluence and aspirations, the Guardian newspaper reported on its website Sunday citing an analysis for the Observer.

Employers ‘addicted’ to migrant workers says UK Immigration Minister

Employers, unable to hire locally based staff, are starting to turn to Eastern European workers to fill vacancies, but care needs to be taken to avoid a fine for employing staff without the correct documentation, as not all European workers have the same rights to work in the UK – i.e. Bulgarians and Romanians.

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