Immigration



Update On Funding For Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

Last week the Government updated its instructions to local authorities (LAs) about funding the support and care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) coming into the UK.


Bahrain to Introduce New Visa Legislation

Earlier this week, it was reported that a new visa policy is to be introduced next year in Bahrain, which will enable visitors to apply for a visa upon arrival.


New Visa Centre Opens

It has recently been revealed that a new visa centre has been opened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in a move which is expected to help maintain the flow of visitors from the country to the UK.


Calls to Remove International Students from Net Migration Target Figures

A former Conservative adviser has suggested that foreign students should be removed from government targets aimed at reducing net migration; as including them increases the risks of damaging UK universities, by forcing foreign talent to other countries.


Family Lose Deportation Case

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Court of Appeal judges had dismissed a claim that three children from the Philippines should not have their education disrupted by deportation.


Investigation Into Student Visas

The government have this week revealed that as many as 48,000 immigrants may have fraudulently obtained English language certificates, despite not being able to speak the language.


Increase in Foreign Criminal Deportation Appeals

Figures published over the weekend have revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of foreign criminals who are appealed against their deportation from the UK.


Increase in Proxy Marriages Hitting Immigration

Earlier this week, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, warned that proxy marriages are increasing within the UK; as individuals look to subvert immigration rules.


Mayor of London Suggests Immigration Helps Economy

Recently, the Home Secretary Theresa May admitted that reaching the net migration target set four years ago was proving difficult; but added that the government will continue to introduce and implement measures to achieve their goals.


New Measures Introduced to Encourage Chinese Tourists

Over the weekend it was reported that the Home Office would be launching new measures to attract Chinese tourists and investors to the UK; following previous concerns that Chinese nationals are opting to visit other European countries, due to their … Continue reading




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