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Draft Immigration Bill published: an effort to simplify legislation and processes

Public is called to comment on the future framework of Immigration Rules.
13 November 2009. The draft Immigration Bill, to be scrutinised by Parliament in the new year, has been published by the Government on the UKBA website in order to keep the public abreast of its efforts to keep immigration legislation simple.

The draft bill introduces new and far-reaching concepts for the future immigration system that will strengthen the UK borders, simplify immigration processes and increase effective removal of those who do not have permission to be in the United Kingdom.

This bill is intended to replace current immigration acts and make it easier for Government to make immigration decisions and enforce the law – which will help migrants understand their position in the United Kingdom.

The command paper Simplifying Immigration Law was published alongside the draft bill. This explains the approach that has been taken and the further work to be done.

A public consultation on the future framework of the Immigration Rules was launched alongside the draft publication, so to enable scrutiny and receive comments on the Bill and on the command paper, which sets out proposals for simplifying the Rules.

To view the draft bill and the command paper, click here .

To comment on the future framework of the Immigration Rules, email the Simplification consultation team,  or you can post your reply to:

Immigration rules consultation
Simplification Project
Ground Floor, Seacole
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

You can also respond to the consultation online.

All responses must be received no later than midnight on 3 February 2010.

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