Friday, 21 June 2013

Briefing Papers

Family Migration to the UK
19th June, 2013
The vast majority of family visas – 77% – were granted to the partners/spouses of British citizens or settled migrants. The largest number of grants is to Pakistani and Indian applicants. Some family migrants are more permanent than others – data suggests that the majority of people who enter on partner visas from the Indian Subcontinent have gained settlement after five years, compared to Australians and Americans who have far lower levels of settlement.
To read the full Briefing Paper No 10.28 click here.

A selection of recent media reports

Man jailed for strangling girlfriend to death
West Bromwich illegal immigrant killed mum-of-one when she said she was leaving him
Birmingham Mail (20-Jun-2013)
Turkey warns Germany not to play politics over EU entry talks
* Turkey expresses frustration with Germany over EU * Accession talks set for next week, status unclea
Thomson Reuters Foundation (20-Jun-2013)
THE BIG DEBATE: Is immigration getting out of hand in the UK?
This week THE BIG DEBATE is tackling the issue of immigration. One arguement is that Britain's involvement
This is Lincolnshire (20-Jun-2013)
Three foreign nationals convicted over sham marriages
Portuguese woman among three who were found guilty
Belfast Telegraph (20-Jun-2013)
Failed asylum seeker in £85,000 payout over illegal detention claim
A failed Afghan asylum seeker is to receive £85,000 in damages to settle an unlawful detention c
Belfast Telegraph (20-Jun-2013)
Two illegal workers detained after immigration officers visit Abbots Langley Indian restaurant
An illegal worker at an Indian restaurant attempted to
Hemelhempstead Today (20-Jun-2013)
Qatada deportation moves closer
The UK Government is expected to take its final steps towards ratifying a treaty designed to trigger the removal of radi
London Evening Standard (20-Jun-2013)