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IMMIGRATION GLOSSARY

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UK Border Agency

The part of the Home Office that was responsible for immigration control and its enforcement. It was...

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UASC

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the UN agency with a mandate to protect refugee...

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UK Border Agency (UKBA)

"UK Border Agency (UKBA) is responsible for securing the UK borders and controlling migration in the...

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Unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Unaccompanied children seeking asylum are children who have applied for asylum in their own right, w...

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Upper Tribunal Judges

Upper Tribunal Judges hear and decide appeals against decisions made by the First-Tier Tribunal Judg...

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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child (UASC)

"An Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child (UASC) is a child under 18 who is: €¢ applying for asylum in...

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UK Visas and Immigration

"This is the section of the Home Office responsible for making decision about who has the right to v...

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UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

The office of the UNHCR is responsible for leading international action to protect refugees' rights ...

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United Kingdom

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Unsubstantiated cases

Unsubstantiated cases are where the applicant has failed to substantiate their claim for asylum thro...

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UK ancestor

This is a possible route of entry to work and/or settle in the UK for Commonwealth citizens without ...

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UKBA

Government agency responsible for managing border control for the UK, and enforcing immigration and ...

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UK ancestry

UK ancestry is a possible route of entry to work and/or settle in the UK for Commonwealth citizens w...

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