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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 19 December 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Interim Immigration Cap unlawful High Court Judges Rule

As reported yesterday by Immigration Matters the High Court in London confirmed the expected further hammer blow to Home Secretary Theresa May’s troubled plans for a interim cap on UK immigration.

Two senior judges today ruled that the temporary limit imposed from 28 June on skilled migrants from outside the European Union is unlawful due to the fact that government ministers failed to obtain proper Parliamentary approval before it was implemented and imposed on employers and migrants. Full story…

Immigration Cap ruled illegal

Unconfirmed reports are coming from the Royal Courts of Justice that judges in the ECCA/JCWI legal challenge have ruled that the UK Border Agency have not acted within the law when implementing the interim immigration cap on Tier 1 and Tier 2 migration.

Immigration and the changing face of Britain

The Office for National Statistics has released a major report last week on the changing nature of Britain’s aging population which has been influenced by immigration.

ECCA Tier 2 Immigration Cap High Court legal challenge starts today

The English Community Care Association (ECCA) legal challenge against the UK Government’s Tier 2 immigration cap policy commenced today in London’s Royal Courts of Justice.

New Points Based System Tier 1, 2 and 5 application forms and guidance

The UK Border Agency has published new versions of application forms and policy guidance under the following categories of the points-based system…

New rules for Extended Student Visitor Visa for migrants studying English language courses

The UK Border Agency has announced that from 10 January 2011, English language students wishing to attend exclusively English language courses will have to apply for a student visitor visa allowing them to stay for up to 11 months.

UKBA announce new list of approved English language test providers

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has reiterated that anyone applying to live, work and study in the UK must have the required English language skills, and must be able to demonstrate this as part of their application. From 9 November 2010 until 31 January 2011, the UKBA are conducting an exercise to produce a new list of approved test providers for migrants who must pass an English language test as part of their application to enter or remain in the UK: –

Australian Student Visa review to increase competiveness welcomed

An Australian Federal Government review of the student visa program aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the international education sector is critical to stopping the industry from contracting further, leading educators say.

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