Foreign convicts awaiting deportation held in jail limbo for years – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2014 in deportation, detention, human rights, news, visas by sally

‘Foreign offenders awaiting deportation are being locked up for years after their sentences have ended in a potential breach of their human rights, the immigration watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2014

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Families ‘torn apart’ by immigration rules on spouses – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in families, human rights, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘A minimum income requirement imposed on non-EU migrants limits the number able to enter the UK. But some families claim the system is unfair and is keeping spouses and their children apart, as Inside Out East reports.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Statement of changes in immigration rules – Home Office

Posted December 10th, 2013 in immigration, press releases, regulations, visas by tracey

‘This WMS was laid in Parliament on 9 December 2013, and delivered in the House of Commons by Theresa May and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.’

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Home Office, 9th December 2013

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Targeted consultation on immigration and visa charging principles – Home Office

Posted November 12th, 2013 in consultations, fees, immigration, visas by tracey

“Targeted consultation on immigration and visa charging principles.”

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Home Office, 12th November 2013

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – October 2013 – UK Border Agency

Posted September 9th, 2013 in immigration, press releases, regulations, visas by tracey

“Today, Friday 6 September 2013, a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.”

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UK Border Agency, 6th September 2013

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Families being torn apart by migration rules that set an income threshold for spouse’s visa application – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2013 in families, immigration, news, remuneration, visas by tracey

“UK citizens must earn more than £18,600 to bring a non-EU spouse into the country.”

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The Independent, 8th September 2013

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100 suspected war criminals living in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2013 in asylum, immigration, news, visas, war crimes by sally

“Around 100 suspected war criminals applied for UK citizenship last year, many of whom are thought to have been living in Britain for years, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Confused bride exposes sham marriage plot after forgetting groom’s name – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2013 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing, visas by tracey

“A bogus couple whose sham marriage was scuppered after the bride could not remember the groom’s name have been jailed. Jayeola Abiola, 27, a Nigerian national, barely knew his would-be wife Vania Pinheiro-Fernandes, 29, from Portugal. They planned to walk down the aisle to the ballad The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – a choice Hull crown court heard was ‘rather apt.’ ”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2013

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UK visa rule challenge rejected by High Court – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2013 in families, human rights, immigration, married persons, news, visas by tracey

“UK family immigration rules are not discriminatory and do not infringe human
rights, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2013

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Right of appeal for family visit visas abolished – Home Office

Posted June 26th, 2013 in appeals, families, human rights, news, visas by sally

“Removal of right of appeal for family visit visas will save more than £100 million over next decade.”

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Home Office, 25th June 2013

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – July 2013 – UK Border Agency

Posted June 12th, 2013 in families, identification, immigration, news, time limits, universities, visas by sally

“Today, Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013.”

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UK Border Agency, 10th June 2013

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Immigration policy tearing families apart, report shows – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2013 in families, immigration, inquiries, news, regulations, reports, visas by tracey

“A cross-party group of MPs has called for an urgent review of new immigration rules, which they claim are tearing hundreds of British families apart. Their inquiry report shows that a new minimum earnings rule of £18,600 a year, which came into effect last July, has meant that thousands of British citizens, including people with full-time jobs, have been unable to bring a non-European husband, wife or partner to live with them in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2013

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Roundtable: immigration – Law Society’s Gazette

“Immigration has proved a toxic issue for recent Home Office ministers. In 2004 home secretary David Blunkett resigned following revelations that a visa application had been fast-tracked. Immigration minister Beverley Hughes resigned after admitting she ‘unwittingly’ misled people about a suspected visa ‘scam’. Charles Clarke resigned as home secretary in 2006 after intense pressure over the release of foreign prisoners who could have been deported at the end of their custodial term.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2013

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Court of Appeal dismisses human rights challenge to Immigration Rules – Home Office

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, human rights, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

“The Home Office was successful in defending Immgiration Rules changes introduced to test migrant’s English language capabilities”

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Home Office, 17th April 2013

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Court of Appeal dismisses human rights challenge to Immigration Rule – Home Office

Posted April 16th, 2013 in appeals, human rights, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

“The Home Office was successful in defending Immgiration Rules changes introduced to test migrants English language capabilities.”

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Home Office, 16th April 2013

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London Metropolitan University continues legal fight over foreign students – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2013 in immigration, judicial review, news, universities, visas by sally

“A university which was stripped of its licence to bring overseas students into Britain is refusing to drop a legal challenge against Theresa May, the Home Secretary, even though its ability to sponsor foreigners was restored yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2013

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UK Border Agency to split into two new groups – Home Office

Posted March 27th, 2013 in enforcement, immigration, press releases, visas by tracey

“The UK Border Agency is to be split into two separate entities – an immigration and visa service and an immigration law enforcement organisation – as part of a package of changes announced today.”

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Home Office, 26th March 2013

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Exclusion of Iranian dissident lawful, says Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 26th, 2013 in appeals, consultations, human rights, news, proportionality, rule of law, visas by sally

“Last year the Divisional Court upheld the Home Secretary’s decision to prevent a dissident Iranian politician coming to the United Kingdom to address the Palace of Westminster: see that decision here and my post discussing the ‘Politics of Fear’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd March 2013

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Flexible changes to Immigration Rules for the brightest and best – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in immigration, press releases, regulations, visas by tracey

“Changes to the Immigration Rules, which will ensure the UK remains the destination of choice for exceptional overseas talent, have been published today.”

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Home Office, 22nd November 2012

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Former Foreign Office manager faces jail after faking visa application for nanny – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in fraud, immigration, news, visas by tracey

“A former Foreign office manager is facing jail after he today admitted faking a visa application to bring a Nigerian nanny into the country to work for just £300 a month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2012

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