Author: khalilhumam

  • Changes to student visa route will reduce net migration

    New government restrictions to student visa routes will substantially cut net migration by restricting the ability for international students to bring family members on all but post-graduate research routes and banning people from using a student visa as a backdoor route to work in the UK. The ONS estimated that net migration was over 500,000 […]

  • Canadians celebrate Citizenship Week 

    Canadians celebrate Citizenship Week  From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Becoming a Canadian citizen is a momentous occasion that marks the final step in the immigration journey. Every year, we celebrate Citizenship Week, a chance to celebrate new citizens and all that it means to be Canadian—our diversity, our history and our culture. […]

  • UK-accredited TB screening centre now opens in Honiara

    Solomon Islanders who wish to travel to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will now be able to test for tuberculosis (TB) in Honiara in order to get a UK Visa. Visitors from Solomon Islands don’t need a visa to visit the UK for less than 6 months. However, visitors do need […]

  • Canada and Finland sign new youth mobility agreement

    Canada and Finland sign new youth mobility agreement From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release The Government of Canada continues to create new opportunities abroad for Canadian youth to experience other cultures and form lasting relationships. The Government of Canada also seeks to provide international youth with meaningful work and life experiences in Canada. […]

  • An inspection of contingency asylum accommodation for families with children in Northern Ireland

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  • USCIS Updates Review Process for the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

    The U.S. government is granting advance travel authorization for up to 30,000 noncitizens each month to come to the United States to seek parole on a case-by-case basis under the processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans. Due to high interest in these processes, USCIS is updating the review process effective May 17, 2023. We […]

  • Letter from Lord Murray about amendments to the Illegal Migration Bill

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  • New investment for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to provide  pre-arrival services for newcomers  

    New investment for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to provide  pre-arrival services for newcomers   From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Pre-arrival settlement services are key to setting newcomers up for success in Canada. They provide newcomers with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their new lives in Canada before they arrive, […]

  • UK Nationals arriving from Sudan to have access to benefits

    Emergency regulations, which come into force on Monday 15 May, will ensure UK nationals, Irish nationals and those with Home Office leave which provides recourse to public funds, who left Sudan as a result of the violence, will be exempt from the residency tests and therefore be able to access benefits and services faster on arrival […]

  • Call for evidence: An inspection of asylum casework 2023

    In my 2023-24 Inspection Plan, I indicated that I would be carrying out a further inspection of ‘asylum casework’. Work on this has now begun and I am inviting anyone with relevant knowledge and experience to write to me with their evidence and views of how the system is working. In my previous report, ‘An […]