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‘Go home’ vans legal threat shelved

A refugee group said it would not take legal action over a scheme that saw vans drive through London calling on illegal immigrants to leave. The Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London (RAMFEL) took the decision after the government said it would consult groups before launching campaigns. The Home...
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Audit of EU powers published by minister

The first details of an audit of EU powers, which Tory MPs hope will be the basis of a future re-negotiation of the UK’s membership, have been published. The “balance of competences” review, begun last year, is examining which powers are delegated to Brussels and which are retained by the...
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Foreigners face charge to access NHS

Non-EU nationals who come to the UK for more than six months could be charged at least £200 a year to access NHS treatment, it will be announced later. The charge – an attempt to crack down on so-called “health tourism” – will be on top of visa charges, officials...
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Boy locked up for months in adult immigration jail

A boy was locked up for months at a UK immigration facility earlier this year, according to freshly released official data. The revelation dramatically exposes the falsity of government claims that the harmful practice of detaining children for administrative convenience has ended. The Home Office does not reveal the boy’s...
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Humza Yousaf criticises UK immigration policies

The Scottish minister with responsibility for immigration has attacked the UK government’s approach to the issue. External Affairs minister Humza Yousaf said coalition policies were damaging the Scottish economy. He said Scottish society was united in opposition to the “restrictive” approach to immigration being pursued at Westminster. Conservative MSP Alex...
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Some Countries Lobby for More in Race for Visas

WASHINGTON — The government of South Korea hired a former C.I.A. analyst, two White House veterans and a team of ex-Congressional staff members to help secure a few paragraphs in the giant immigration bill. Multimedia The government of Ireland, during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, appealed directly to President Obama and...
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London conference, an opportunity for Somaliland

More than two decades after it unilaterally asserted its independence from the rest of Somalia, Somaliland plans to lobby hard at a major conference in London in February for something it has sorely lacked since its inception: international recognition of its sovereignty. “Somaliland will attend because 44 nations will be...
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ID Card Scheme Retained for Foreign Nationals.

The government plans for identity cards for British citizens to be scrapped within 100 days it was announced today.  The National Identity Register, the database which contains the biographic and biometric fingerprint data of card holders, would also be destroyed by the first piece of legislation introduced to Parliament by...
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Hung Parliament.

By Austin Aneke It is official; the people have spoken through their votes, and it is a Hung Parliament. This means that no party won overall majority of 326 seats. If any party had 326 seats, it would have meant that it had more seats more than the rest of...
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Deportation Flight Fails To Take Off.

Yesterday’s charter flight from Heathrow to the Kurdish Regional Government area (KRG) of Northern Iraq did not take off. Initial reports suggest that several coaches took around 70 detainees to the airport, but ended up returning them all to UK Immigration Removal Centres. There are rumours that the KRG authorities...
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Inactive Migrants Face Deportation.

Migrants who have not found work and are sleeping rough will be deported because they are not protected by the EU rules on right to free movement. Under the trial operation, more than two dozen homeless migrants in Peterborough, who are mainly Eastern Europeans, have been warned they face removal....
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Crime and Security Bill and Black Votes.

The outcome of the pre – election ‘wash-up, which includes a debate on the controversial Crime and security Bill, is likely to have a major impact on how the black electorate vote in this year’s general election. The Crime and Security Bill is among one of eight bills the Government...
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