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Policy paper: Response to the report on a re-inspection of Border Force’s identification and treatment of potential victims of modern slavery

The Home Office’s response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report which includes achievements and recommendations for improvement.

 
Policy paper: Policy Equality Statement (PES): Short-term Holding Facility Rules 2018 (SI 409/2018)

This is a Policy Equality Statement for the Short-term Holding Facility Rules 2018.

 
Promotional material: Community sponsorship: how you can make it happen

Updated: New making it happen sponsor guide and community sponsorship local authority guidance Welsh versions added.

Community sponsorship was introduced in response to the desire for the whole of civil society to play a greater role in resettling the most vulnerable refugees.

Being a community sponsor can bring enormous benefits to the local community, through the generosity of local people, and allowing different groups to become directly involved in helping refugees to begin new lives in the UK.

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Policy paper: Draft revised guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention

The revised guidance was laid before Parliament in draft on 21 March 2018. Subject to Parliamentary processes, this will replace the previous guidance and will come into force on 2 July 2018.

 
News story: Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes made the announcement in a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament.

Legally, the UK could only extend the controls for a final 2 years if there was clear evidence that removing the controls would lead to a serious labour market disturbance. The Government has considered the evidence and with unemployment at near record lows, employment of UK nationals at near record highs and the Eurozone and Croatia forecast to grow strongly over the next 2 years, concluded the economic case for an extension could not be made.

When Croatia joined the EU in 2...

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Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC895, 15 March 2018

This document sets out the specific changes to the Immigration Rules on given dates.

 
Guidance: Appendix FM 1.0b: family life (as a partner or parent) and private life: 10-year routes

This guidance tells decision makers how to deal with Article 8 applications or claims for leave to remain on the basis of family life as a partner or parent or on the basis of private life, on a 10-year route to settlement.

 
News story: Over 10,000 refugees resettled in the UK under flagship scheme

The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics today (22 February) show that 10,538 refugees have been resettled on the VPRS, one of the largest global resettlement programmes, since it began.

The VPRS is just one of the routes by which the UK is helping to resettle refugees. In 2017, a total of 6,212 people were resettled in the UK - a 19% increase on 2016 - with 4,832 of these people coming through the VPRS. 539 people arrived under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) which will resettle up to 3,000 at-risk children and their families from the Middle East and ...

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