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Brexit & Immigration in 2020

Brexit & Immigration in 2020
Mourelle Josiah-Wong, January 28, 2020

Brexit and Immigration – what’s happening now?

The UK leaving the EU; a process ‘affectionately’ described as ‘Brexit’. - Has been a period of consistent controversy, contention, deliberation and polarisation. The situation has been extraordinarily lengthy and was a key feature of the Winter 2019 elections. However as it currently stands, with the elections out of the way we have finally have progress insofar as there is a majority government in power that can hopefully negotiate a viable deal with the EU and implement a fully functional and economically beneficial immigration system.

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What is the current status of the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme?

What is the current status of the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme?
Katie Smith, July 31, 2019

What is the Scheme?

According to the UK Government’s current position on Brexit, all EU, EEA or Swiss citizens presently residing in the UK will need to apply to the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue living in the country after 30 June 2021. Individuals can also apply when they are not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, but they must have an eligible family member who does hold a relevant citizenship.

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The Future of EU Students and Academics in a Post-Brexit Britain

The Future of EU Students and Academics in a Post-Brexit Britain
Josie Smith, January 25, 2019

Brexit: The White Paper on Immigration

It’s 2019, which means only one thing: it’s the ‘Year of Brexit’! With the UK’s exit from the EU due to be initiated in a matter of months without an agreed deal, concerns are mounting about some of the bigger questions for which the government has yet to provide answers. One of the key concerns is the stability of the future for EU students and academics moving to the UK post-Brexit. UK universities are warning the government that the uncertainty of Brexit and the looming possibility of a no-deal could constitute one of the biggest threats ever faced by the sector.

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Santa: The Ultimate Immigration Expert!

Santa: The Ultimate Immigration Expert!
Nikki Martin, December 14, 2018

Back By Popular Demand

In last years’ Christmas immigration blog ‘Santa’s Visa Situation’, Alchemy focused on the immigration practicalities of Santa’s journey throughout the EU, Canada, US, Russia and The Middle East: http://www.immigrationjobs.com/blog/santas-visa-situation 

This year we are looking at some of Santa’s other regular delivery destinations....

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The Windrush Generation: a cause for immigration reform?

The Windrush Generation: a cause for immigration reform?
Gabriella Vianello, April 24, 2018

Who are the Windrush Generation?

The term ‘Windrush Generation’ has been widely adopted to refer to migrants that entered the UK between 1948 – 1971. Following the aftermath of World War II, families from Jamaica and other various Caribbean countries boarded the passenger liner ‘Empire Windrush’ and journeyed to Tilbury Docks in Essex. This influx of migrants jumpstarted a trend of migration, with more and more individuals travelling to the UK to assist in rebuilding post-war Britain. These migrants were invited by the British government, with the intention that they would help solve the issues surrounding labour shortages at the time; workers were required to rebuild roads, care for the sick and injured, and to assist with other state services as required. With approximately 500 passengers, the Windrush liner therefore offered a substantial opportunity to address workforce issues at the time.

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