News quickly spread around the world after immigration officers charged with guarding the UK's borders announced they would be going on strike on the eve of the start of the Olympic Games in London.
The UK's highest court has decided that changes to immigration laws made by MPs must be reversed, because they weren't the subject of a full debate in the House of Commons.
After his local hospital was forced to withdraw its acute medical service, a Welsh Assembly member has asked to meet the Home Secretary to press for an easing of immigration rules to attract more much-needed doctors.
The population of England and Wales is now higher than ever, according to the first statistics released from the official 2011 census.
From today (Monday), applications for British nationality made from outside the UK will be processed through a single, central address, and can no longer be made through consulates or high commissions in the applicant's own country.
The man responsible for upholding standards in UK border and immigration controls has warned that queues at the country's frontiers could be longer during the upcoming Olympics, as staff brought in at short notice take longer than their more experienced colleagues to process people.
Interviews by UK Border Agency officials of selected people applying for permission to come to Britain to study are being introduced this summer.
The number of illegal entrants to the UK intercepted by immigration officers at Northern Irish sea ports rose by 145 per cent in the past year.
Restrictions are now in force governing who can appeal against refusal of an application for a visa to visit family in the UK.
From today (Monday July 9), people who have lived in the UK illegally for 20 years, can apply to settle permanently, on human rights grounds.
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