- Home Office Introduces Immigration Reform Bill to Parliament
- October 15, 2013
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
The UK Home Office has introduced to Parliament a bill that seeks to curb unauthorized immigration by broadening the enforcement authority of immigration officers and by making it easier for the UK government to deport those lacking valid immigration status. The bill would also impose new limits on appeals of immigration decisions and restrict access to public services by foreign nationals.
If enacted, the law would prohibit issuance of driving licenses to individuals without valid immigration status and compel private landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants.
The bill remains subject to change as it moves through the Parliamentary process. To take effect, the bill would have to receive Royal Assent before the end of the current Parliamentary session in the spring.