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Immigration news roundup w/e 29 August 2014

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Immigration Act 2014: updates for landlords

Last month the Home Office website briefly displayed an offer to landlords to register for updates on the 'right to rent' requirements brought in by the new Immigration Act.  That page was almost immediately replaced with a statement that it had been posted 'in error'.

Now the updating service seems to be back: you can register by clicking here  -  (you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the registration option).

The same page also contains factsheets on driving licences, bank accounts, places to live, and other services barred to people who 'require leave to enter or remain in the UK but do not have it'.

Sturgeon campaigns to EU Scots

There is a 'real risk' that remaining in the UK could result in leaving the EU against the will of Scottish voters, Nicola Sturgeon told a rally of 'Polish for Yes' on Saturday.

EU nationals resident in Scotland are eligible to vote in the referendum on 18 September, and groups such as Polish for Yes, French for Yes and Italians for Yes are campaigning for independence.

There is stronger support for EU membership in Scotland than in other parts of the UK, with a recent ICM poll finding that 50% of Scots favour remaining in the EU.

International students and net migration

As the start of a new academic year approaches, a report by British Future argues for international students to be removed from the Government’s net migration target.

According to the report, most people do not think of students as 'immigrants', and do not favour a reduction in their numbers.

The full report is available online by clicking here.

If you are affected by any of the issues in this article, or if you have a question about any other immigration law issue, please contact Kitty Falls.