Archive for the ‘Immigration and asylum’ Category

Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit

New measures will allow international students to seek employment for up to a year

International students will be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit.

The move represents a break with current policy, where students are allowed to stay for just four months after graduation.

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Brexit: ‘Home Office should lose its immigration duties’

Ministers have no clear policy and operations need urgent review, says thinktank report

The Home Office is the wrong department to manage immigration after Brexit, says a highly critical report by the Institute for Government (IfG) thinktank.

The department is pressing ahead with the full rollout of a registration scheme for an estimated 3.8 million EU citizens from 30 March, but the report lays bare systemic flaws in the Home Office and calls for an “urgent” root-and-branch review of its immigration operations.

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Home Office to amend registration rules for vulnerable EU citizens

Out-of-court settlement reached following charity’s threat to seek judicial review

The Home Office has reached an out-of-court settlement with a charity that had threatened a judicial review over the registration system for EU citizens.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) agreed to drop its application for a judicial review after Sajid Javid’s department made changes to its guidance to caseworkers in relation to vulnerable citizens.

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