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Swiss referendum calls for introduction of immigration quotas

18:20 18/02/2014
A referendum held in Switzerland has narrowly backed the introduction of tighter immigration controls. 50.3% of those who voted supported the introduction of the controls and, according to the Swiss...

UK immigration minister resigns after employing illegal immigrant

11:19 13/02/2014
The UK's immigration minister, Mark Harper MP, has resigned after revealing that, for seven years, he had been employing an immigrant with no right to work in the UK. Mr Harper said that he had done...

UK PM clashes with his own party on immigration

10:54 11/02/2014
The UK's House of Commons voted on the Coalition government's Immigration bill on Friday 31st January 2014. The bill was passed by the Commons and will now proceed to the House of Lords. By law, the...

UK's attitude to EU immigration hardens

18:55 30/01/2014
Polls show that almost half of UK citizens do not believe that Romanians and Bulgarians should be allowed to live and work in the UK. More than half of people questioned in another recent poll...

UK to prevent EU migrants from claiming housing benefit

18:01 30/01/2014
The UK's Coalition government has announced that it will change the law so that immigrants from the EU will no longer be able to claim housing benefit after April 1st 2014. The Work and Pensions...

UK immigration policy to blame for 25% reduction in Indian students

16:22 27/01/2014
The UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency has released figures which show the first ever fall in the number of international students starting courses at UK universities. Experts in the UK's export...

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