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UK immigration statistics underestimated total by 350,000 in a decade

19:25 11/04/2014
The UK's Office for National Statistics says that it underestimated the true extent of immigration from Eastern Europe between 2001 and 2011 by about 350,000. It says that the error occurred because...

UK immigration inspector investigates sham marriages

12:44 28/02/2014
The UK's Chief Inspector of Immigration, John Vine, has been conducting research into abuse of the marriage system by immigrants seeking to obtain residence in the UK. Mr Vine has warned that sham...

Scotland's immigrant population doubles in a decade

15:29 16/12/2013
Research from Oxford University's Migration Observatory has revealed that Scotland's immigrant population rose by 93% in the decade from 2001 to 2011 from about 191,500 to 369,284. The Scottish...

Pressure grows within EU for immigration controls for Romanians and Bulgarians

14:25 29/11/2013
On 1st January 2014, transitional controls preventing most citizens of Bulgaria and Romania from traveling to live and work freely throughout the EU will expire. The controls were put in place in...

Half workers in some factories are immigrants, says UK PM

17:25 01/11/2013
David Cameron, the UK's Prime Minister, has said that young Britons are being outcompeted for jobs by foreign workers because of their 'can do attitude'. Mr Cameron said that there was a danger that...

Diplomats warn that Canada visa requirements deter applicants

19:42 17/07/2013
Diplomats serving in Canada have warned that international visitors are avoiding Canada because the application for Canadian temporary resident visas is so complicated. While visitors from the US,...

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