Sunday, July 04, 2010

Immigration News Round up 4 July 2010

Yes, overseas students are turning to universities as UK government clamp down on private colleges

UK based Filipino students are increasingly looking to Universities as a place to continue their studies after having their fingers burned by private colleges.

Emigrating to Canada Increasing As the Appeal Widens

Canada is in a unique position within the main countries to which people choose to emigrate, as they possess the world’s most positive attitude to immigration.

Home Secretary’s statement to the House of Commons on immigration cap

Theresa May told the House of Commons that the government would ‘scale back net migration to the levels of the 1990s – with the effect that it will be in the tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands. Imposing a cap on non EU migrants from coming here to work is just one of the ways the government intends to achieve this.

Government limit for Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system

From April 2011, the government will introduce an annual limit on applications for Tier 2 (General) of the points-based system.

UK Border Agency issue clarification on changes to Tier 1 points

On 28 June the UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced that the pass mark for Tier 1 (General) will be increased from 95 points to 100 points from 19 July. Following a ‘number of enquires’ about who will be affected by this change, they have issued the following clarification…

Filipinos happily pursue dreams in London

Juanita Trinidad of the Manila Bulletin reports on Filipino’s living and working in the UK.

UK immigration cap Q&A – your questions answered

The BBC has produced this useful Q&A on the new immigration cap…

Immigration consultation launched by Migration Advisory Committee

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) launched a consultation yesterday on the annual limit of the number of non-EU migrants admitted to work in the UK through Tiers 1 and 2 of the points based system, the UK Border Agency announced.

UKBA challenge Appeal Court Tier 1 ruling on AP (Russia) and others

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has issued the following statement on the Judgment by the Court of Appeal in the case of AP (Russia) and others on 23 June.

Immigrant cap will ‘hit growth’ business tells UK Government

The Government-imposed limit on immigration could pose a risk to the UK recovery, a prominent business group has told Sky News.

Philippine Government launches another program for OFW’s

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) recently launched a program that ensures the efficient delivery of the social protection services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Immigration cap and restriction on overseas students threaten to divide cabinet

New moves to curb overseas student numbers threaten to trigger a fresh dispute within the coalition cabinet over immigration, the Guardian reports.

Immigration will be reduced says Home Office Immigration Minister

Damian Green, who replaced Phil Woolas following the general election, announced last week that the new government will introduce measures to ‘properly control immigration’ following figures released on 24 June which shows an increase in the UK population.

House of Commons Speaker to investigate leak claim

Commons Speaker John Bercow has promised to investigate claims that a statement on immigration was leaked to the media before MPs were informed, the BBC reports. Labour MP Chris Bryant accused ministers of “consistently leaking to the press”.

Home Office confirm UK migration limit

The number of non-EU workers entering the UK will be controlled by a new limit, the Home Secretary announced today.

UK Government scraps social care recruitment incentives

Guide2Care reports that the new coalition government has slashed a £75m programme to help 50,000 young unemployed people enter the adult social care workforce, in a move condemned by a leading care provider.

New Green Card Form I-9 Documentation

On May 11, 2010, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced it had redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, which most of us know more commonly as the Green Card.

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.

Lib Dem defends temporary cap on non-EU migration

There have been several media reports that the coalition government has watered down its flagship ‘immigration cap’ election pledge after a cabinet revolt.

Government considers incentives to relocate UK jobless whilst capping immigration

The new government wants to get Britain’s jobless back to work through a series of ‘carrot and stick’ measures, whilst introducing an immediate cap on non-EU immigration.

Why the world wants to be Canadian

Survey results suggest Canada can thrive in the looming global talent wars, as 53 per cent of adults in the world’s 24 leading economies said they would migrate to Canada.

Weekly Immigration News Round up 27 June 2010

Weekly Immigration News Round up 27 June 2010

If you need any immigration advice or help with Sponsorship or Work Permits, Visa or an appeal against a refusal please email:

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk

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