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(Apr 02, 2008) What was described as one of the biggest overhauls of the United Kingdom's immigration laws has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The new immigration rules provided for a tougher entry system based upon points for skilled migrants. Under the new laws, individuals who had entered the UK under the old system were required to reapply using the new point system, and a considerable number faced deportation as they did not meet the newer, stricter standards. The High Court ruled that the government acted unlawfully in changing the rules. (Immigration Rule Change "Illegal," BBC NEWS, Apr. 8, 2008, available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7336360.stm; Christopher Hope, New Highly Skilled Migrant Rules 'Unlawful,' TELEGRAPH (London), available at Apr. 8, 2008, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/08/nmigrant108.xml.)

Author: Clare Feikert-Ahalt More by this author
Topic: Immigration and nationality More on this topic
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 04/02/2008