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Illegal immigrants may be granted amnesty in the UK

13:08 15/06/2006
The Home Office has not ruled out an amnesty for illegal immigrants, despite previously denying one would go ahead. Home Office minister Liam Byrne said it is too early to tell whether he will allow...

OECD releases immigration statistics report for 2004

13:26 09/06/2006
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its International Migration Outlook report for 2004. An estimated 3 to 3.5 million immigrants achieved official long-...

UK work permit exemption rescinded for medical students

11:10 06/06/2006
An exemption for requiring a work permit for post-graduate doctors and dentists working in the UK was eliminated on 3 April 2006 in many cases. Only those who originally qualified in the UK can...

UK plans to lure skilled foreign scientists to its shores

16:50 30/03/2006
The UK Trade Secretary, Patricia Hewitt launched her five year plan for British business today, and she explained that under her plans, the UK hopes to lure highly skilled and qualified foreigners to...

Scotland to have regional director for immigration

11:04 27/03/2006
Tony McNulty, the Home Office minister in charge of immigration, will unveil proposals to create a new regional director's job for Scotland. Scotland will have its own regional director for...

UK's Heathrow expands Iris Recognition Immigration System test

16:40 13/03/2006
The UK's Heathrow Airport has extended its use of iris-scanning technology to speed up immigration checks. The Iris Recognition Immigration System (IRIS) is currently being tested at the airport as...