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UK - Eastern European Immigrants will need to find work

10:23 23/02/2004
In a BBC interview today, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has announcedthat migrants from Eastern European countries who will be joiningthe EU on 1 May will only be welcome if they wish to work in the...

Illegal immigration - UK

10:58 12/04/2002
On Friday 12th April 2002, The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, publisheda package of measures to crack down on illegal immigrants to the UK and on UKemployers who hire workers illegally. Powers to...

Secure Borders, Safe Havens

16:49 01/02/2002
MAJOR CHANGES TO UK IMMIGRATION LAWS ANNOUNCED IN "WHITE PAPER". The home secretary David Blunkett's white paper, "Secure Borders, SafeHaven", was released on Thursday 7th February. It is a wide...

UK to introduce points system for Job Seekers

18:43 06/11/2001
Foreigners with skills and money are to be allowed to enter the UK to seekjobs. The new policy will be based on a points system and is intended to attracthighly skilled and high-earning migrants to...

UK Home Secretary announces changes to work permit scheme

13:22 28/10/2001
David Blunkett's speech to Labour Party Conference - 3rd October 2001 - contained the following points: New radical improved policy on immigration and asylum Development of work permit system which...

Independent migration to the UK moves a step closer

16:40 15/10/2000
New Home Secretary David Blunkett announced that one of his priorities will be to introduce a scheme for independent migration to the UK ('Green Cards'). Although no more detail has been announced,...

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