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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 17 October 2010 | Immigration Matters

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UK visa fraudster arrested

The UK Border Agency and Chennai police in India have co-operated in the arrest of a UK visa applicant for visa fraud, the agency announced this week. In an unusual step, the visa applicant was arrested at the UK Border Agency offices in Chennai, South India on 8 October after submitting falsified documents in support of a Tier 1 (General) visa application.

Deportations to Zimbabwe to resume

The UK Border Agency has announced that they will be resuming ‘enforced returns’ of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe, the country is now considered stable enough to receive returnees.

Plane bomb student ‘not radicalised at London’s UCL’ report says

A Nigerian student accused of attempting to blow up a transatlantic airliner was not radicalised while at a UK university, a report has concluded.

Russell Brand Detained by U.S. Immigration

British actor Russell Brand had his way to Howard Stern’s radio show interrupted by immigration officers this week.

Lord Browne review calls for no upper limit on University tuition fees for home students

Many of the less popular Universities, which already depend on overseas students to survive, may struggle as home student numbers fall.

Universities warn UK Government over ‘misplaced’ cuts

Severe cuts in university budgets could see the UK lose its position as a world leader in education, the BBC reports.
Universities UK said “misplaced and mistimed cuts” would impact on future economic growth and prosperity.

X-Factor Gamu pleads with Simon Cowell: I will face a firing squad if I’m deported

Yet the fact is that hundreds of people in this situation, where their visas have expired even for a few days, are deported each month with no fanfare or Facebook protest group. In this sad case the Rules are pretty clear, but leave to remain can be granted ‘outside the rules’ in exceptional circumstances, which is why it is always advisable to seek legal advice from an appeal specialist.

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