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UK Home Secretary in showdown with immigration lawyers

13:51 22/02/2013
Theresa May, the UK's Home Secretary, has accused the UK courts of shielding dangerous criminals from deportation. She says that immigration judges have been ignoring the will of parliament and that...

UKBA announces new rules on 'good character' and naturalisation

13:10 25/01/2013
On December 13th 2012, The UK Border Agency (UKBA) announced a change to the rules affecting the eligibility of those with criminal convictions and those who owe money to HMRC to become UK citizens...

Canadian immigration sued for 'immoral' termination of visa applications

15:01 24/01/2013
A class action against the Canadian government opened in Ottawa last week. Lawyers for 1,000 people who had applied to emigrate to Canada under the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program are suing...

UK PM pledges to curb access to judicial review in immigration cases

11:07 28/11/2012
David Cameron has announced that the UK government is to reform the 'judicial review' court procedure. This will have a significant effect on thousands of immigration cases. Judicial review is a...

UK supermarket Tesco fined for breach of immigration rules

10:36 21/11/2012
The UK's biggest supermarket Tesco has been fined £115,000 for breaches of the rules concerning the employment of foreign nationals. On 21st July 2012, UK Border Agency staff went to Tesco's internet...

US courts inspector criticises immigration courts' poor performance

14:53 10/11/2012
The inspector general of the United States' Justice Department has issued a critical report about US federal immigration courts. Michael E. Horowitz says that the courts are allowing the backlog of...