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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 28 November 2010 | Immigration Matters

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Immigration cap already in place

The government announced a cap of 21,700 on the number of skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area but the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has already reset employers’ Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) allocation to zero following the interim cap.

UK immigration cap Q&A

Dominic Casciani, BBC News home affairs correspondent, has written this useful guide and Q&A following this week’s ‘immigration cap’ announcement.

X Factor’s Gamu Nhengu visa refusal reversed on appeal

The case proves that even when you are faced with a seemingly hopeless situation you should not give up. It seems Gamu has had more luck with Immigration Judges than the X Factor judges who shot her to fame.

UK net immigration increases say ONS

Net migration to the UK rose in the year to March 2010 because fewer British people left the country, according to the latest estimates, the BBC reports today.

Latvia blames Ireland for its Citizens taking part in sham marriages for money

Every year hundreds of Latvian women, desperate to escape poverty, take part in sham marriages in the Irish Republic with Asian men seeking EU residency rights.

UK Border Agency to lose 5,000 jobs in spending cutback

Around 5,000 jobs will be axed at the UK Border Agency over the next four years, its Chief Executive said this month.

Consultation on Tier 4 Student Visas announced by Home Office

Following yesterday’s publication of the figures for next year’s immigration cap on skilled workers, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a new consultation on Tier 4 Student Visas.

Non-EU skilled workers to be capped at 21,700

The government has today announced a cap of 21,700 on the number of skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area allowed into the UK, the BBC reports. The cap represents a cut of 6,300 on the figure for 2009.

UK Government to announce skilled migration cap numbers today

The Government will announce later a cap on the number of skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area allowed into the UK, the BBC reports today.

UK Border Agency raid two Sussex care homes

An Indian woman was arrested by the UK Border Agency after the raids at Ashley Gardens Care Homes in Willoughby Crescent and Bendigo Nursing Home in Arundel Road on Tuesday. The 27-year-old woman was working illegally as a cleaner at Ashley Gardens Care Home and steps are now being taken to deport her back to India. Acting on intelligence, UK Border Control officers visited Ashley Gardens Care Home on Willoughby Crescent at 10am, accompanied by officials from the NHS, East Sussex County Council and the Care Quality Commission.

2 million more foreign citizens living in UK than 10 years ago

Over 4 million people – representing one in 15 UK residents – have travelled to Britain from their own countries to live, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics.

UKBA release new versions of immigration application forms and fees

The UK Border Agency has published new versions of application forms for many temporary and permanent migration routes.

Immigration ‘unacceptably high’, and must be cut says British PM

Immigration to Britain is “unacceptably high” and must be cut, but this can be achieved whilst ensuring businesses can still import talent, Prime Minister David Cameron said in remarks on Sunday.

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