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News Update May 2018

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UK Citizenship for Windrush generation confirms Home Secretary

Former UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, vowed to grant British Citizenship to the Windrush generation in an attempt to diffuse the scandal surrounding the government’s treatment of Commonwealth immigrants. Addressing the House of Commons, Rudd said her apology was “only the first step” in rebuilding relationships damaged by the saga.

There continues to be failings both at UK Visas and Immigration and other organisations.  The mentality that led to the Windrush scandal continues.  Unfortunately, too much of the time there is not enough openness in the way that the UK visa system operates.  In addition the aggressive attitudes towards migrants leads to injustices and unfairness in the system.  There has never been a proper investigation into the circumstances under which tier 2 visa migrants whose employer has lost their sponsorship licence have had to leave the Country.

UK Tier 2 Visa Certificates of Sponsorship Cap Reached for Record Fifth Month!

The Tier 2 CoS monthly allocation limit has once again been exceeded, extending the trend to a record fifth month in April! As a result, prioritised applications have been granted.

Many employers including the National Health Service are being affected by this.  The salary rates are so high that many overseas workers desperately needed in the UK are not able to gain enough points for entry to the UK.   This is causing serious problems in the UK.

US L1 visa rejection rates soar to 70% with Indian IT professionals hit worst

Indian politician Randeep Singh Surjewala, a member of the National Congress party, has slammed the Modi government for failing the country’s IT professionals working in the US as it emerged that US L1 visa rejection rates have soared to 70%, with Indians worst affected.

Mr Surjewala, in charge of communications, accused the Modi administration of “floundering on its job policy and putting India’s growth story on the global stage as a tech power, under a cloud.”

Irish Work Visa Immigrants integrate well in Ireland say 80% of people

According to a new survey, 80 percent of Irish people think that immigrants are integrated successfully in the country. The percentage represents the highest proportion of positive responses across all EU member states.

As it is becoming more and more difficult gaining entry to the UK under the tier 2 visa scheme Ireland may be worth considering as an alternative option.   It is easier and cheaper to gain entry under the Ireland employment permit scheme.

The results of the EU-wide survey, published by the European Commission, are in stark contrast to the outcome of an Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) study in March 2018, which found that Ireland had one of the most negative attitudes towards immigration in Western Europe.

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