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tmayHome Secretary, Theresa May, has announced details of a revamped Immigration Bill which she claims will make it harder for illegal immigrants to live in the UK.

New measures include:

  • Banks to check immigration status of applicants who wish to open accounts,
  • Applicants for driving licences would need to prove their immigration status,
  • Private landlords required to check the immigration status of potential tenants.
  • Limit the use of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to a private and family life – by illegal immigrants and criminals trying to stay in the UK,
  • Restrict the right of immigration detainees behind bars to apply repeatedly for bail,
  • Extend the notification period for a wedding to 28 days from 15 to crack down on sham marriages,
  • Overseas nationals to prove they are in the country legally before receiving medical treatment from the NHS,
  • Non-EU students to pay…

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