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UPDATE: UK Immigration Bill Becomes Law

The Immigration Bill received Royal Assent today (14 May) making way for a series of reforms which will ensure our immigration system is fairer to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tougher on those with no right to be here. The Immigration Act 2014 contains 77 clauses and makes fundamental changes to how our immigration […]

From Lord Taverne, Sir, The UK government, unlike the US, Australia and New Zealand, counts student migrants as immigrants for statistical purposes. This makes no sense. According to Home Office figures, students coming to the UK are worth £13bn a year to the economy. Their fees subsidise UK students and contribute to the excellent research […]

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Immigration spot checks at railway stations will be used again, the UK immigration minister has told the BBC. Mark Harper said operations in Kensal Green and Walthamstow in London had seen 77 people stopped, with 17 people arrested for being in the UK illegally. Mr Harper called that a “very good” rate reflecting the fact […]

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The UK Border Agency has sent what are thought to be hundreds of intimidating text messages to British Citizens threatening them with deportation. The has come to light after a British man of a South Asian background was sent a message ”from the UK Border Agency” which told him: “You are required to leave the UK as you no longer have […]

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David Cameron’s spokesman says controversial scheme involving mobile vans advertising a helpline for people to leave UK is working. Downing Street took the risk of escalating coalition tensions on Monday by declaring that a controversial campaign telling illegal immigrants to “go home” was working and could be extended nationwide. A day after the Liberal Democrat […]

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