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13 February 2012: New rules will come into force within weeks to cut abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only the brightest and the best students can stay and work in the UK, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced today. 
13 February 2012: UKBA has revised the guidance notes for all Tier 1 categories, and made changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) application form for use by applicants who are already in the UK.
10 February 2012: From today, the UK Border Agency will publish quarterly reports detailing the penalties given to people or organisations who employ illegal workers.
10 February 2012: Immigration minister Damian Green has issued a written ministerial statement proposing an increase in visa fees, and an increase in UK-based visa application fees.
8 February 2012: The CentreForum think tank says enrolment numbers are estimated to have dropped by around 70 percent
3 February 2012: Damian Green calls for long-term immigration policy to ensure "that the right people are coming here"
2 February 2012: European Court of Human Rights finds France's fast-track asylum procedure a violation of Article 13
26 January 2012: Full text of David Cameron's speech on the European Court of Human Rights
24 January 2012: The UKBA has amended the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.
24 January 2012: European Court of Human Rights has published an updated guide for lawyers who wish to bring a case before the Court
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