Tourist visa times ‘to be halved’ – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Proposals to cut the time tourists from outside the EU can stay in the UK from six months to three are expected to be announced by ministers this week.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

11,000 security staff are working illegally – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, security companies by sally

“The number of migrants found to be illegally working in the private security industry is more than double the figure given by the Home Office last month.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Security agenda is out of date, thinktank says – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in crime, immigration, terrorism by sally

“Whitehall’s notions of what constitutes national security are out of date, incoherent and need a radical shake-up, a report by the thinktank Demos will say today.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Simplifying Immigration Law For The 21st Century – Home Office

Posted December 7th, 2007 in immigration, press releases by sally

“A proposal to use a new Government Bill to simplify immigration law has received positive feedback, the Home Office revealed today.”

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Home Office press release, 6th December 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Immigration centre ‘less safe’ – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Britain’s highest security immigration centre is ‘significantly less safe’ than two years ago, a report by the chief inspector of prisons has said.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government: businesses must hire legally – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in employment, immigration, press releases by sally

“New policy would levy unlimited fines or prison sentences for employers who use illegal immigrant labour”

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Home Office, 22nd November 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Brown to confirm role for police in border force – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown will today clarify the future role of the police in his plans for a unified border force designed to track and stem the flow of potential terrorists into the country.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smith accused of ‘blunder and panic’ – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2007 in employment, immigration, news by sally

“More than one in five of the foreigners cleared to work in security jobs could be illegal immigrants, the Home Secretary admitted amid accusations of ‘blunder, panic and cover-up’ in the Home Office.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2007 in asylum, consultations, immigration, tribunals by sally

“A consultation paper proposing amendments to clarify existing rules and procedures, and to incorporate case law into the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal’s Procedure Rules and Fast Track Procedure Rules. One amendment is required as a result of primary legislation (the UK Borders Bill).”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

UK Borders Act 2007

Posted November 6th, 2007 in immigration, legislation by sally

UK Borders Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Human rights chief to investigate “anti-white bias” in council housing – The Times

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in housing, immigration, news, race discrimination by sally

“A new inquiry into whether immigrants jump council housing queues was announced by Trevor Phillips yesterday as the row over immigration policy intensified.”

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The Times, 2nd November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Chief Justice: fight terror by respecting human rights – The Times

Posted October 4th, 2007 in human rights, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge defended the Human Rights Act this morning as a key weapon in the fight against terrorism and called for the rights of the UK’s ‘millions of immigrants’ to be protected.”

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The Times, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brown plans new migrant controls to get unskilled Britons back to work – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in employment, immigration, news by sally

“Gordon Brown will today try to quell union anger at the growing insecurity of the British workforce due to migration of cheap and casualised foreign labour by promising to find an ‘extra 500,000 British jobs for British workers’ “.

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The Guardian, 10th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted August 29th, 2007 in immigration, law reports, passports by sally

Policy restricted powers

Regina (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others

Court of Appeal

“Instructions to entry clearance officers that S-series passports were no longer acceptable as evidence of identity and nationality amounted to an unlawful restriction on their powers to decide in individual cases whether such a passport met requirements.”

The Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Regina (F (Mongolia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2007 in immigration, judicial review, law reports by sally

Judicial review not available

Regina (F (Mongolia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Judicial review was not available to challenge a refusal by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to grant permission to appeal against an immigration judge’s decision. ”

The Times, 28th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Rule change ‘cheats’ skilled migrant workers – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Thousands of skilled immigrants face deportation after the Government unlawfully and unfairly changed the rules allowing them into the country, a parliamentary committee says.”

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The Times, 9th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gurkha-rights test case under way – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2007 in armed forces, Gurkhas, immigration, news by sally

“An immigration tribunal is taking place which could help decide whether 2,000 former Gurkha soldiers in the Army have the right to settle in the UK.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2007

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Deadline set for decision on fate of Guantanamo inmate – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2007 in immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“The High Court set a deadline yesterday for Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, to decide whether a terrorist suspect held at Guantanamo prison should be allowed back into the Britain.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Brown sets out sweeping but risky terror and security reforms – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in detention, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown moved yesterday to dominate the terror and security agenda, grabbing a Tory proposal for an integrated single border force and then challenging David Cameron to accept that the scale of the terrorist threat requires an extension of detention without charge to up to 56 days.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call for immigrant amnesty in UK – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Half a million illegal immigrants should be given the right to stay in Britain, a think tank has said.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk