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Unhappy Valentine’s Day

Many people will be celebrating with their loved one this Valentine’s Day, but thousands of couples are being forced to spend the holiday in separate countries due to harsh family migration legislation.  Thousands of couples have been hit by an £18,600 salary requirement for sponsoring the visa of a non-EU spouse in the UK. The…

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Breaking: UK Immigration Minister resigns

Mark Harper, the Immigration Minister, resigned after it was revealed that his cleaner was an ‘illegal’ immigrant. It is understood that the minister’s cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK. Downing Street has accepted his resignation “with regret”, but added there was “no suggestion” Mr Harper “knowingly employed an illegal immigrant”. The…

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NHS worker fighting to stay in UK

Mariam “Harley” Miller, an Australian therapist who has lived and worked for the NHS in London for the past nine years, was told to leave the country by the UKBA after years of waiting and receiving conflicting information on an application to stay. 

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Boris: Immigration policy is ‘absolute economic nonsense’

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson attacked Government plans to curb visas for foreign students last week saying “it is absolutely economic nonsense to try to exclude from our economy people who have so much to contribute”. He was delivering a public lecture on London’s role within the UK hosted by the London School of Economics…

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Migrants charity condemns Cameron’s EU benefit curb

A migrant welfare group has condemned the Government’s move to limit EU migrants’ access to benefits as “posturing”.  The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) claims EU migrants come to the UK to work, not to claim benefits. From 1 January, when work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians are lifted, EU migrants to the UK will…

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Stories of the day 13/12/13

Here’s our round-up of today’s media coverage. In the Daily Mail: A French minister calls on Britain to change its immigration policy and ‘understand the burden on Calais’ caused by migrants waiting to sneak into the UK Nadhim Zahawi responds to Douglas Murray with a multi-faceted argument on the Immigration debate in The Spectator: “Responsible…