Saturday, June 26, 2010

Immigration News Round up 27 June 2010

American Immigration – what will be the impact of increased processing fees?

The following article by analyzes the rising costs of US Immigration petitions and applications and how these increased fees may impact those who wish to bring a foreign loved one to the United States of America.

Points Based System appeal case succeeds

The appeal against the Home Office interpretation of the Points Based System has succeeded in the Court of Appeal. The case is Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina [2010] EWCA Civ 719. The question now is where this leaves the Home Office/UK Border Agency on the many Judicial Review cases it is defending against international colleges and English UK. FULL STORY

UKBA immigration officials are failing victims of domestic violence says leading Barrister

An article by leading immigration Barrister Colin Yeo for the Guardian.

Border Agency bust sham marriage – six arrested

The UK Border Agency reports that a bride and groom together with four wedding guests were arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected sham marriage.

Demographic shift ‘will cut UK growth’ according to ONS figures

Office for Budget Responsibility predicts curbs on immigration and costs of an ageing society will slow economy’s growth rate…

Canadian Government takes on rogue immigration consultants

People seeking help to emigrate to Canada are set to be better protected after the Canadian government announced new legislation to deal with fraudulent immigration consultants.

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre expansion plans scrapped

Plans to double the size of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in north Bedfordshire have been scrapped.

American town bans renting property to illegal immigrants

American voters in Fremont Nebraska on Monday approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, the latest proposal in a series of immigration regulations taken up by communities around the country.

Early day motion by MP’s in support of doomed RMJ

The JCWI has called for members to write to their MP’s to ask for support for the Early Day Motion to save the RMJ.

JCWI call for demo against Refugee and Migrant Justice closure

The Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants (JWCI) has issued a press release calling on the government to take urgent action to prevent the closure of Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ).

Overseas Filipino workers boost Philippine balance of payments

The Philippines balance of payments (BOP) surplus rose by almost a third in the first five months of the year, as more foreign exchange flowed in (from OFW’s) through loans against domestic currency used to pay the country’s debts.

Why the world wants to be Canadian

More than half of people around the world say they would abandon their homelands and emigrate to Canada if they could.

Filipino domestic workers struggle for justice and survival

ABS-CBN’s NiƱa Corpuz, the author of the article, “Filipino Domestic Workers: between justice and survival,” won the 2010 edition of the journalistic prize for the best story on labour rights, awarded by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), the training arm of the ILO.

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