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UK, majority oppose amnesty for migrants

19:34 06/07/2006
A large majority of UK residents are against offering an amnesty to illegal immigrants, a poll suggests. The YouGov survey for the think-tank MigrationWatch, which campaigns against mass migration,...

European Union announces two new members

16:16 03/04/2006
A leak from high ranking European Union sources to the German newspaper Die Welt has forced Brussels to announce the inclusion of two more countries to join the EU. The two countries named by the...

UK's Blair reassures Indian students about points system

15:24 08/03/2006
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke to Indian studens via a video conference link, assuring them that the new points-based immigration system would make it "easier and fairer" for them to work and...

UK Lords reject controversial ID card bill

16:07 07/03/2006
In the UK , Tony Blair's government was defeated by the House of Lords on March 6 over the controversial issue of national identity cards. The peers voted by a majority of 61 to overturn the...

UK offers asylum seekers money to return home

11:58 16/01/2006
The British government is to offer some asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants more cash to leave the country. The offer, of up to 2000 GPB ($3,500) per person, would run until the end of June and...

Changes to UK immigration laws to affect students, workers

11:38 16/05/2005
Just a week after being reelected, Tony Blair revealed that changes to the government's immigration laws would affect foreign workers and overseas students . Foreign students overstaying their visas...

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