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UK Citizenship for Windrush generation said Amber Rudd former Home Secretary
Former UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has vowed to grant British Citizenship to the Windrush generation in an attempt to diffuse the scandal surrounding the government’s treatment of Commonwealth immigrants. Addressing the House of Commons, Rudd said her apology was “only the first step” in rebuilding relationships damaged by the saga.
There continues to be failings both at UK Visas and Immigration and other organisations. The mentality that led to the Windrush scandal continues. This led to Amber Rudd resigning as Home Secretary, who was replaced by Sajid Javid who is of Pakistani ancestry. Unfortunately, too much of the time there is not enough openness in the way that the UK visa system operates. In addition, the aggressive attitudes towards migrants leads to injustices and unfairness in the system. There has never been a proper investigation into the circumstances under which a number of tier 2 visa migrants whose employer has lost their sponsorship licence have had to leave the Country.
UK Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship Cap Reached for Record Fifth Month!
The Tier 2 CoS monthly allocation limit has once again been exceeded, extending the trend to a record fifth month in April! As a result, only certain prioritised applications have been granted such as those on the shortage occupation list, PhD level occupations, and cases where the salary is at least £50,000. In many cases employers with tier 2 sponsorship licences are having to pay a salary of at least £50,000 a year to employ skilled workers on tier 2 visas based outside the UK.
Many employers including the National Health Service are being affected by this. The salary rates are so high in many cases to gain enough points for a restricted CoS that many overseas workers desperately needed in the UK are unable to gain entry to the UK. This is causing serious problems in the UK. This affects tier 2 general visa applications for people who have to apply for an UK visa from outside the UK.
US L1 visa rejection rates under Trump soar to 70% with Indian IT professionals hit worst
Indian politician Randeep Singh Surjewala, a member of the National Congress party, has slammed the Modi government for failing the country’s IT professionals working in the US as it emerged that US L1 visa rejection rates have soared to 70%, with Indians worst affected.
It has been the case for some years that the L1 visa rejection rate has been higher for Indian nationals. This is somewhat unfair. It seems that Indians are being targeted because of concerns about large Indian owned IT companies in the US. Indians have limited visa options as they cannot come under the E2 Treaty Investor Visa Scheme or E1 Treaty Trader Visa Scheme. There are also not enough H1B visas to meet demand.
Irish Work Visa Immigrants and others integrate well in Ireland say 80% of people
According to a new survey, 80 percent of Irish people think that immigrants are integrated successfully in the country. The percentage represents the highest proportion of positive responses across all EU member states.
As it is becoming more and more difficult gaining entry to the UK under the tier 2 visa scheme Ireland may be worth considering as an alternative option. It is easier and cheaper to gain entry under the Ireland employment permit scheme. There is the Irish Critical skills employment permit scheme and general employment permit scheme which in many cases are easier to come under than the tier 2 visa scheme.
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