Tag Archives: Immigration

UK citizenship test may include knowledge of British history

Prime Minister, David Cameron, said “there’s a whole chapter in the citizenship handbook on British history. But, incredibly, there are no questions on British history in the test. Instead you’ll find questions on the roles and powers of the main institutions of Europe and the benefits system within the UK. So we are going to […]

Misleading UK immigration claims results in a clash between politicians

In justifying the proposal, May used the example of a Bolivian man who avoided deportation based on the fact that he had a pet cat in the country. The Home Secretary cited the case of an “illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because – and I am not making this up – he had pet […]

Migration Advisory Committee Proposes Cuts to Shortage Occupation List

The Shortage Occupation List is a roster of jobs for which there is an endemic shortage of suitably skilled resident workers. If a job appears on the list, an employer can fill it with a non-European Union national without having to complete a resident labour market test. Applications to fill shortage occupations also get priority […]

Family migration reform to promote better integration

During a speech at the Centre for Policy Studies, the Minister highlighted research that supports the government\’s proposals on family migration. The proposals which are currently being consulted on will prevent the family route being used to bypass immigration laws, while welcoming those who want to make a life here with their family and contribute […]

Immigration cap poses risk to UK economy

The popular Tier 1 (General) category no longer exists. There is a new Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)category; however, hardly anyone meets the requirements for this visa category. Moreover, Tier 2 skilled immigration for applicants with a job offer from a UK employer was capped at approximately 21,000 visas per year and, for many people, made […]

EU executive to stop countries bringing back border controls

The free travel regime, known as the Schengen system- was questioned earlier this year when Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy, feuded over a small influx of immigrants from Tunisia. France reintroduced border controls to stop the immigrants arriving from Italy. Denmark then unilaterally decided to re-erect border and customs checks on its borders with Germany […]

UK Boarder Agency raids shut down brothel

On August 3rd Immigration crime team officers from the agency, supported by West Midlands and Warwickshire Police officers, paid another visit ,two Chinese women were encountered. Officers informed the women that they were going to be using evidence gathered at the scene to apply for a closure order via the courts. The women denied working […]

Man with three wives jailed

Delroy Bryan, 46, of Reigate Road in Bromley was arrested by officers from the UK Border Agency in May 2010, after information was received suggesting he was involved in bigamous marriages to aid immigration applications. Bryan married Jamaican national Inez Downs at Islington Registry office in November 2000. She went on to claim British nationality. […]

UK immigration law challenged by three couples

Rashida Chapti, 54, is a British citizen who has been married to Vali Chapti, 57, for 37 years and has six children. For the past 15 years, Mrs Chapti has travelled between England and India in order to spend time with her husband, but now she wishes Mr Chapti to live with her in Leicester. […]

UK Boarder Agency to improve employer checking service for migrant workers

ECS is a developing service run by the UKBA. ECS will assist employers in checking the validity of application registration cards and certificates of UK migrant worker\’s application. The service requires immigrant workers to submit required evidence to provide their legal working status in the UK. Employers must check these documents before the UK immigrants […]