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28 August 2012: London Metropolitan University sets up hotline for international students following reports that UKBA is set to revoke the university's Highly Trusted Sponsor status.
22 August 2012: Letters to be sent to those in the 'migration refusal pool' warning that they face deportation if they do not leave within 28 days
15 August 2012: Four Eritrean athletes claim asylum following London 2012 Olympics, a number of other African athletes reported "missing"
15 August 2012: Chief Inspector of Prisons  report finds poor quality of information provided by UKBA to detainees and lack of adequate support to help detainees prepare for release or removal
8 August 2012: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch report that thousands of foreigners presumed to be undocumented migrants have been rounded up and detained in Athens
6 August 2012: Refugee Action says research in SW England found 4 out of 5 asylum seekers refused legal aid were wrongly refused 
2 August 2012: ILGA-Europe's statement on three requests of preliminary rulings by the European Court of Justice on the interpretation of Directive 2004/83/EC in the case of persecution on the ground of sexual orientation.
1 August 2012: European Commission publishes report on possible future developments of the EMN, a network that provides information on migration and asylum in the EU
25 July 2012: Supreme Court rules that HJ (Iran) principle applies to applicants who claim asylum on the grounds of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of lack of political belief
24 July 2012: Full text of the latest House of Commons Library report on the government's immigration policy
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