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No UK visas for countries who don’t take back asylum seekers

12:45 10/07/2021
UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, will push ahead with plans to block access to UK visas for countries who refuse to take back asylum seekers. The plans, first mooted in March 2021 , are set to be...

Home Office breaks UK immigration rules with deportations

21:36 24/04/2021
The Home Office broke its own UK immigration rules when deporting Vietnamese migrants, according to a report published by The Guardian. The report claims that six of 14 enforced removals did not...

Tough UK visa policies prioritised over coronavirus by Home Office

1:03 01/05/2020
Sanwar Ali comment: There has been a great deal of criticism of the hostile environment policy at UK visas of the Home Office, originally introduced by Theresa May who was at the time in 2012 the...

UK Visa and Immigration staff say increasing discrimination

21:09 06/09/2019
Sanwar Ali comment: There are also allegations of widespread institutional racism at the UK visa regulator which is sponsored by the Home Office, with another race discrimination claim expected at...