This week's report by the Commission on Youth Unemployment revealed some extremely worrying stuff about youth unemployment in the UK - over 1 in 5 of all young people are neither in training, education or employment (NEET), and youth unemployment is at its highest for two decades. The Commision's report, chaired by David Miliband, received
considerable coverage. Given however its findings about the links between immigration and youth unemployment did not, we thought we'd highlight them for you.
At JCWI we are looking forward to getting our hands on the new edition of Migrant Voice. Migrant Voice, as an organisation has been around for a couple of years. It aims to develop the skills, capacity and confidence of members of migrant communities, including asylum seekers and refugees. Part of that work is producing an newspaper which is edited, produced and largely written by migrants.
JCWI have made submissions to the Leveson inquiry regarding asylum seekers and migrants in the media, which we hope the inquiry will address in order to change immigration reporting for the better.
Yesterday saw Paul Dacre give evidence to Leveson inquiry, and Daily Mail editor in chief was forced to repeatedly defend the output of his staff in relation to a host of false, misleading and at times bizarre stories.
The Queen (on the application of New London College Limited) and SSHD  EWCA Civ 51
This was an appeal to the Court of Appeal by a private limited company which provides further education courses.
The College had its licence suspended by UKBA in December 2009. The license was subsequently withdrawn by UKBA in July 2010. Proceedings were issued by the Appellant in the High Court.
It must be a pretty frustrating job being immigration minister. You get to call yourself a minister, you might get a couple of rides in the Home Sec’s limo, but you don’t get to announce new exciting stuff. That bit is saved for the Home Secretary herself.
This week must have been quite a chore for Damian Green. Bigged up on Sunday through his interview with the Sunday Times, heralding a speech on Thursday at Policy Network, only to watch as the assembled journalists, critics, thinkers and supporters start inspecting their nails and shoes as you announce the speech is going to be more of a lecture than anything else.
Dean Atta has recently gone viral online with his poem "I am Nobody's Nigger" which was written and recorded in the light of the convictions of two of Stephen Lawrence's murderers and is a tremendous response to the attempted appropriation of the offensive word in certain areas of today's black youth culture. He wrote a poem about language and immigration from his own personal experience. We thought you might like to hear it, Dean is soemone we'd like to promte and gain a wider audience for.
At the recent meeting organised by Pupil’s Rights, and facilitated by JCWI, we were delighted to have been joined by barrister, Edward Nicholson from No. 5 Chambers. Whilst students spoke about the immigration and other problems they were encountering as a result of revocation of licences of their colleges, Edward spoke about his pending, and very interesting legal challenges on behalf of New London College – these have implications for the lawfulness of the sponsorship regime.
Quick round up
TASMAC's London campus closed with no refunds or assistance for its former students - the University continues to operater in India
Media coverage of ‘bogus’ colleges conflates the issue with ‘bogus’ students. The accepted establishment or mainstream media line is that, colleges are established purely to offer an immigration route to the UK and both parties (college and students) are obviously in on the plot from the start.
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