Immigration Figures

The population of the UK reached nearly 62 million last year according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics today.
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Is Legal Aid under threat?

The Government has announced its review of legal aid in a written ministerial statement to Parliament yesterday by Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke.
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Failed States Index 2010

Top ten: Somalia, Chad, Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central African Republic, Guinea, Pakistan.
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English Courses and Accredited Colleges

Applicants wishing to demonstrate that they meet the Knowledge of Life in the UK requirement on the basis of an English for Speakers of Other Languages ['ESOL'] qualification must have obtained that qualification from an 'accredited college'.
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UN mounts airlift for Kyrgyzstan refugees

More than a quarter of a million people have fled ethnic fighting in southern Kyrgyzstan, the UN refugee agency says.
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UN to probe 'beating' of deported Iraqis by UK staff

Update to our previous blog: the UN refugee agency is investigating allegations that deported Iraqi asylum seekers were beaten by UK Border Agency staff to get them on and off the plane.
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Migrants marrying UK citizens must now learn English

Today, the Home Office announced that it is bringing forward to the autumn a piece of Labour legislation that will deny entry to people from outside the EU who marry British citizens but don't speak English.
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DVORR: first annual meeting

Seraphus was present at DVORR’s first annual meeting. DVORR introduced the organisation to the wider public.... Read More...

UK to deport child asylum seekers to Afghanistan

The UK Border Agency is to set up a £4m "reintegration centre" in Afghanistan so that it can start deporting unaccompanied child asylum seekers to Kabul from Britain. Read More...