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Home Affairs Select Committee

New points-based UK immigration system uncertain

15:48 26/07/2016
UK immigration minister, James Brokenshire, has dismissed promises made by Brexit backers during the recent referendum that the UK's new immigration system will be modelled on Australia's points-...

UK Immigration Official Appointed Head of Newly Formed Brexit Unit

18:36 12/07/2016
Oliver Robbins, a senior civil servant responsible for UK immigration policy at the Home Office and oversight of the borders, immigration and citizenship system, has been appointed chief of the newly...

Tier 2 Visa system criticised by Home Affairs Select Committee

9:44 30/12/2015
The House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee has said that the UK Tier 2 Visa system is 'not fit for purpose'. The following comments were made by Keith Vaz MP Chairman of the Committee, in a...

MPs quiz civil servants about UK immigration and visa services

13:25 03/04/2013
On Tuesday 26th March 2013, a committee of MPs interviewed two senior civil servants about the way the UK's immigration services will be run in future. The interview came just minutes after the Home...

UK MPs ask Prime Minister to remove students from immigration figures

9:51 04/02/2013
The chairmen and chairwoman of five influential UK parliamentary committees have signed an open letter to the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to remove international students from the UK...

UK immigration watchdog says only 13% of failed asylum seekers deported

11:12 13/12/2012
While appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee on 4th December 2012, John Vine, the UK's chief selector of immigration confirmed that only 104 of 764 asylum seekers who were refused leave...

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