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UK offers asylum seekers money to return home

11:58 16/01/2006
The British government is to offer some asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants more cash to leave the country. The offer, of up to 2000 GPB ($3,500) per person, would run until the end of June and...

UK announces points system to control immigration

11:53 19/05/2005
The UK's new Immigration and Asylum Bill will create a new points-based system for migrants who want to work in the UK. The Government says the scheme will increase public confidence in the...

France joins EU-wide trend of trying to reduce illegal immigration

12:56 12/05/2005
France , which says it has between 200,000 and 400,000 illegal immigrants, on May 11 announced tough new measures to end the flow of illegal immigrants. These measures include rules to stop arranged...

UK immigration: Debate on immigration continues

19:41 07/03/2005
A new study claims that the British Government's statements about the benefits immigration brings to the country are exaggerated, reports The Telegraph newspaper. The report released by the...

UK - Visa difficulties may deter foreign students

9:03 21/02/2005
UK Universities may be suffering due to a higher rate of student visa refusals, the BBC reports. According to the latest figures from the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS), the...

Changes to UK Working Holidaymakers' Scheme

14:57 09/02/2005
Those wishing to gain entry under the UK's Working Holidaymakers' Scheme (WHS) must come under amended rules as of February 8 following changes brought in under the British Government's five-year...

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