LEGAL MINUTE: UK visa system for immigrant entrepreneurs and more

More than half of British companies with foreign staff fear they would be hurt by the government’s plans for a post-Brexit immigration system. From Reuters.

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Boris Johnson has demanded immigrants learn English, claiming there are “too many” parts of the UK where it’s not the first language and said he wanted people to feel like they were British when they moved to the UK. From The Sun.

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Stiven, now 18, was just days away from sitting his A-level exams in chemistry, biology and maths when he was given the news that his application to stay in the UK had been refused. From Mirror.

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A new package of support to help people from EU countries to continue to live and work in Wales after Brexit has been announced. The Welsh Government is to fund immigration advice and support to help people apply for settled status. From BBC.

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A Scottish plasterer and his American wife’s battle for a visa to allow her to stay here is featuring in a campaign highlighting the harsh UK visa spouse rules. From The National.

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Children as young as 10 who have spent all their lives in the UK have been denied British citizenship because of official judgments on their “good character”. From Independent.

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49 per cent of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses have at least one immigrant co-founder. The report uses a list that includes seven unicorns – startups with a valuation of $1bn or more – of which five have at least one immigrant co-founder, including Monzo and Deliveroo. From City AM.

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