UK immigration and UK Visa policy changes
UK Immigration Minister Damian Green spoke recently at the Royal Commonwealth Society in London about immigration. The Immigration Minister said that the Government wishes to "maximise" the benefits of immigration. The contents of the immigration minister's speech had already been widely reported in the news ahead of the actual speech.
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All About K1 Fiance Visa
A K1 visa or commonly known as US Fiance Visa is a dual intent visa issued to the fiance of a United States citizen to enter the United States. A K1 visa requires a foreigner to marry his or her US citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry, or leave the U.S. Once the couple marries, the foreign citizen can adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Beware of Bogus UK Visa and Job Offers
A number of incidents have been reported which involve bogus job offers being made to foreign nationals who want to work in the UK. The scam, which appears to be email based, frequently cites the names and titles of real UK Border Agency officials, presumably to add authenticity to the offers of “work”.
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Friday, October 29, 2010
- You must be a USA citizen. Lawful permanent resident "green card" holders of
the United States are not allowed to obtain fiancee visas.
- You must be able to prove that you are ready, willing and legally able to marry.
This means that if either of you has been married previously, you are either
divorced, widowed or the marriage was annulled.
- You must have met your fiancee in person within the previous two years and
you must demonstrate the existence of a serious relationship between you. In
addition, you must prove that you and your fiancee have met face to face at
some point within the last two years. The proof of the meeting can consist of
photos together, passport stamps, hotel vouchers, phone log records from the
petitioner, hotel to the fiancee phone.
- You must demonstrate genuine intentions to marry your fiancee after she arrives
in the U.S.
- The petitioner must also meet certain income requirements, normally 125
percent of the current poverty level. Poverty guidelines
- The Fiancee must also meet certain standards, such as no previous immigration
law violations, and lack of a criminal record.
- Your Fiancee must possess an international passport at the time of her interview
at the U.S. Consulate.
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The purpose of the scam has not yet been established, although it is possible the scammers intend to issue fake UK work visas in exchange for payment.
Rob Yeldham, director of communications at the UK Border Agency, has issued the following warning to foreign nationals wanting to work in the UK: “My name has been used in several apparent attempts to scam foreign professionals looking for work in the UK. We have referred cases to our security unit, but at this stage it is unclear what the nature of the scam is, or where in the world it is based. The best advice is to be careful of any unsolicited offers.”
Mr. Yeldham confirmed that UK Border Agency staff do not act on behalf of employers, so any job offer that claims to be endorsed by the agency should be treated as suspect. The other warning sign is incorrect UK Border Agency email addresses, such as those ending in .co.uk and .com.
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- There were 252,124 new immigrants in 2009. Canadian immigration had a target of between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents.
- The immigration levels are 30,000 higher than the average annual intake of permanent residents in the 1990s.
- Sixty percent of new Canadian immigrants were economic migrants bringing must needed skills and experience to Canada.
- There were 178,640 temporary foreign workers and 85,131 foreign students who came to Canada in 2009.
Canadian immigration also mentioned that overseas workers and students who graduate in Canada can remain through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and through a provincial nominee program. In 2009 Canadian immigration accepted 2,544 CEC applicants. Immigration Minister Kenney had the following comments to make:
- 22,844 refugees emigrated to Canada. This included resettling 7,425 government-assisted refugees and 5,036 privately sponsored refugees.
- There were also 10,383 refugees in Canada who had made successful asylum claims plus their dependants.
- Further immigration reforms will if they go ahead result in an increase in twenty percent in the number of government-assisted and privately sponsored refugees resettled in Canada.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Palin and Brewer appeared together in a press conference to promote a website that aims to help educate Americans on the Arizona SB1070.
“This state has enacted a law. It mirrors the federal law, which allows police to ask those they otherwise have stopped to provide a driver’s license or other verification of legal presence. I think for most American people, there reaction to this would be, 'Oh, why haven’t the police already been doing that?'"
Palin’s appearance with Gov. Brewer was a move she took straight to the White House and President Obama.
“And, while Mexico’s president has begun to crack down on the violent drug cartels and corruption in his own country, it’s time for the United States government to enforce the rule of law as well… In unity we say, 'Mr. President, do your job. Secure our border,'" she added.
President Obama has stood firm in his criticism and condemnation of the law, which only applies to the state of Arizona, saying that it could lead to racial profiling of lawful U.S. citizens.
In late April, Obama said the state law threatens “to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”
The Arizona law has also been denounced by many Americans who are calling for a boycott of Arizona in terms of goods, immigration services, and travel.
Arizona SB1070, which goes into effect on July 29th, requires all immigrants to carry and present alien registration to police. Police can make a request to any individual they see a "reasonable suspicion" of being an illegal immigrant.
While President Obama has spoken regarding federal immigration reform, the lack of support from across the aisle for a bill introduced by the Obama and the Democrats leads to speculation that it will be some time before any reform is put forward and into effect.
The last time a piece of federal immigration reform was introduced was in 2005.
Source: The Epoch Times