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UK - Conservatives to overhaul immigration policy

11:20 10/12/2004
Conservative Party leader Michael Howard recently announced that, if the Tories return to power, there will be a major overhaul of British immigration policy, including an annual ceiling on...

New Zealand reiterates importance of settlement strategy

13:54 07/12/2004
The New Zealand government is set on improving conditions for the increased numbers of immigrants landing on the nation's shores. Speaking at a function earlier this month, Ethnic Affairs Minister...

US - Homosexual refugee wins asylum in the United States

9:17 07/12/2004
A homosexual Nigerian man who fled his native country last year andwas held for 11 months while he awaited asylum in the United States haswon the right to stay. The Nigerian fled to America after an...

UK - Interpol head shares his thoughts on the UK borders security

17:10 02/12/2004
Ron Noble, head of Interpol, recently spoke to a House ofLords committee in London and he did not shy away from sharing histhoughts on shortcomings in UK passport control at the borders. Noble said...

UK - Home Secretary David Blunkett to be investigated

18:12 01/12/2004
Home Secretary David Blunkett finds himself on thin ice asinformation about his ex-lover's nanny's fast tracked visa applicationhits the news in a big way. Blunkett says he is not guilty of any...

UK - Sector Based Scheme announcement

16:42 01/12/2004
As of December 1 the second half of the Sector Based Scheme (SBS) quota will make 3,000 permits for the food processing sector available and 4,500 for the hospitality sector. The 20 percent limit on...