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Uxbridge legal adviser is jailed over immigration fraud – UK Border Agency

“”An immigration advisor has been jailed for 6 years for helping submit fraudulent visa applications, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency’s West London immigration crime team.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 31st March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Government outlines overhaul of student visas – UK Border Agency

“Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post-study work route are among the changes to the student visa system announced today by Home Secretary Theresa May.”

Full story

UK Border Agency, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers – The Guardian

“The case of an American cellist, Kristin Ostling, who was sent back to Chicago by British immigration officials when she came to the UK to take part in an unpaid recital, has fuelled demands for an overhaul of the visa system for visiting artists and musicians.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government unveils new immigration rules – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government unveiled new immigration rules today that will give wealthy entrepreneurs a ‘fast-track’ route to settling in the UK.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 16th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government sets out proposals for major reform of the student visa system – UK Border Agency

“Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work and an end to students staying in the UK to look for a job are just some of the changes proposed by Immigration Minister Damian Green today as part of a shake-up of the student visa system.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency,7th December 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Border Agency may be discriminating against Pakistanis, says inspector – The Guardian

“The UK Border Agency has been warned it may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis applying for British visas and in favour of applicants from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ten years in jail for immigration fraudster – Home Office

“A Hounslow man was today jailed following a UK Border Agency investigation which revealed he set up bogus companies to allow immigrants to extend their visas.”

Full press release

Home Office, 14th September 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk


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