EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

Freedom of movement within the EU will end when the UK leave Europe, says immigration minister Brandon Lewis. The minister confirmed today, 27th July, that freedom of movement and labour would come to end by Spring 2019. “Free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the...

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Net immigration falls to lowest in two years

Net immigration falls to lowest in two years

Net immigration to the UK fell by 49,000 between September 2015 and 2016 compared to the year before, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). While it was the first time in two years that the balance of people arriving and leaving the UK had dipped...

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US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

In the final days of the Obama Presidency, the outgoing Barack Obama ended the 20-year-old ‘wet feet, dry foot’ policy that allowed Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, Havana has agreed to start accepting Cubans who are turned away or...

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EU agrees €3 billion deal with Turkey to halt “irregular migration”

EU agrees €3 billion deal with Turkey to halt “irregular migration”

After meeting with the Turkish government, European Council President Donald Tusk has agreed a deal which aims to stop “the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe”.   In a statement, Tusk explained that the Turkey-EU deal ensures the mutual “commitment” to the “joint action plan activated on 29th...

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‘Right to Rent’ takes effect

The Government’s ‘Right to Rent’ legislation comes into power today. From today, English landlords will have to carry out checks to ensure tenants have the right to rent property. Landlords who rent to people without the right to rent face first time fines of up to £1000, and £3000 for...

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World’s first climate change asylum seeker deported

New Zealand has deported a man seeking to be the world’s first ‘climate change refugee’. On Wednesday 23rd September Ioane Teitiota, 40, was flown back to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati, a low-lying island succumbing to rapidly rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, and pollution. New Zealand’s highest court...

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London welcomes thirty-two new citizens

On the 7th of September thirty-two newly naturalised British citizens, representing each of London’s borough, were welcomed by the Mayor Boris Johnson and Chair of the London Assembly Jennette Arnold at City Hall in a special Citizenship Ceremony. The new citizens made an oath of allegiance to the Queen and...

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