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Sep 27 2010   3:39PM GMT

IT immigration loophole debate hits the mainstream

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

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BBC 5 Live last night featured the controversial subject of the Intra Company Transfer or ICT for short.

Find a podcast of last night’s broadcast, 5 Live investigates, here.

In the time given the show could not really delve deep. It spent a long time on the subject of fraudsters pretending to be US military and conning vulnerable women out of cash.

But what it did display is that the ICT abuse, which has a massive impact on IT workers, is a story.

If it gains momentum the government might be pressured into including ICTs in its immigration cap.

They are currently not included which is nonsensical according to some.  This is because thousands of immigrant workers, particularly on IT, are in the UK on ICT visas.

To see now many IT immigrants are in the UK on ICTs click this link.

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