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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
20 January 2012: UNHCR reports a a record 103,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa made the perilous journey to Yemen in 2011
19 January 2012: Changes to the Immigration Rules have today been laid before Parliament that will enable applicants applying under Tier 2 and 5 and their dependants who are in the UK to apply online for permission to stay (further leave to remain) in the UK. This service will be launched on 14 February 2012.
17 January 2012: ECtHR rules that the deportation of Abu Qatada from the UK to Jordan would be a violation of Article 6 (right to a fair trial)
10 January 2012: Changes to the Tier 4 Scheme for Sponsors
10 January 2012: Reports by the government's Migration Advisory Committee and NIESR offer conflicting conclusions on immigration and UK unemployment levels
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