Home Office backtracks on plans to scrap ‘golden visas’ for rich investors

first_imgTuesday 11 December 2018 12:27 pm James Booth Home Office backtracks on plans to scrap ‘golden visas’ for rich investors whatsapp However, today the Home Office confirmed that the visas were not suspended.A spokesperson said: “The tier 1 (investor) visa is not currently suspended, however we remain committed to reforming the route.“A further announcement will be made in due course.”Last week Nokes said: “I have been clear that we will not tolerate people who do not play by the rules and seek to abuse the system.”She added: “That is why I am bringing forward these new measures which will make sure that only genuine investors, who intend to support UK businesses, can benefit from our immigration system.” Tier 1 investor visas allow non-European Union residents over three years entry to the UK in return for £2m in investment in UK bonds, share capital or loan capital in UK companiesThe Times reports that the suspension is due to opposition from other government departments.Philip Barth, partner and head of immigration at law firm Irwin Mitchell said: “This is no way to run an immigration policy, effectively trying to legislate by press release.”He added: “There were eyebrows raised when the change of policy was hastily announced through a press release with no prior consultation with immigration law practitioners and no formal Home Office notice, and to have backtracked so quickly shows that much more care needs to be taken with this kind of policy.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars center_img Share The Home Office has rowed back on plans to halt visas for wealthy investors just days after the suspension was announced.Last week immigration minister Caroline Nokes announced that the visas would be suspended at midnight last Friday amid fears about money laundering and organised crimes. whatsapp Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Officers in fatal Cody Eyre shooting won’t be charged

first_imgInterior | Juneau | Public SafetyOfficers in fatal Cody Eyre shooting won’t be chargedOctober 1, 2018 by Dan Bross, KUAC Share:The state will not charge officers who shot a Fairbanks man last Christmas Eve. An Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions report says three state troopers and two Fairbanks police officers lawfully used deadly force against 20-year-old Cody Eyre, originally from Juneau.Citing the report, Fairbanks police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough described what police and troopers said led to police firing on Eyre.Cody Eyre at a family cabin in Cantwell in winter 2017. (Photo courtesy Samantha Eyre-Harrison)“Mr. Eyre did point his gun at the officers and made some pretty strong statements towards them,” she said. “I don’t want to repeat them, because they are pretty graphic. They are in the declination letter, and that made the officers fear for their lives, the lives of their fellow officers and they were close to a residential area, and needed to make sure that threat was stopped.”The report says officers were initially contacted to check on Eyre by a friend in Wasilla who said he’d seen Eyre on Facebook talking about killing himself. Eyre’s mother called 911 for help, saying her son was depressed, had been drinking and had left the house on foot with a holstered handgun. The report says Eyre pointed his gun at an officer, and repeatedly threatened to kill himself as officers followed him along roads on the east side of Fairbanks.There is police body cam footage of the encounter, but McCullough said its release has been delayed until an Oct. 10 press conference.“Both agencies agreed that it was very important to make sure that the letter was available to the public prior to the video,” she said.McCullough added that the video also has to be edited down before public release. The report details repeated attempts by officers to get Eyre to drop his gun and to get him help before the situation escalates.“Officers don’t take incidents like this very lightly at all,” McCullough said. “And we are concerned about the Eyre family and know that they have suffered a loss and want to be respectful to them.”The report said five officers fired more than 40 rounds in two volleys. In between, they said Eyre was still a threat. First aid was administered but Eyre died a short time later at the hospital. The fatal wound was shot to the back of his head.Eyre’s handgun was not fired and only carried a single round. Speaking remotely from California, family attorney Mark Choate said they are disappointed with the Office of Special Prosecution report.“The decision to not prosecute does not mean that the shooting was ‘justified,’” Choate said. “The decision to not prosecute simply means that the special prosecutor determined that it could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the conduct was criminal. We remain convinced that the evidence will show that Cody’s death was the result of poor training and judgment by a SWAT-ed up group of officers who failed in their primary duty to protect Cody.”Cody Eyre was Alaska Native, and his family believes race was a factor in how law enforcement responded. They are preparing a civil rights lawsuit, and plan to issue a press release soon.Share this story:last_img read more