Monthly Archives: June 2011

Keith meets the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus

  Last week Keith met with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. They discussed issues of diversity and minority rights.

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Keith discusses Tamil issues with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jnr

Last week Keith met with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jnr to discuss Tamil issues and the UN Report on the final days of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Congressman Jackson has now signed US House Resolution 177 expressing support for the … Continue reading

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Keith dicusses the situation in Yemen with the US State Department

Keith met with Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Middle East and Assistant Secretary Janet Sanderson, from the US State Department last week to discuss the current situation in Yemen. They covered a wide range … Continue reading

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Keith meets his US Counterpart, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee

Last Thursday Keith met with Congressman Peter King, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Keith Chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, which fulfils a similar role in the UK to the Homeland Security Committee … Continue reading

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Keith speaks at Chicago Rainbow PUSH Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                  Last week Keith spoke at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Conference in Chicago, alongside the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and representatives from Equanomics, Christian Aid, the Irish Equality Rights Alliance and Ministers from the South African and Nigerian Governments. He took part in … Continue reading

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The Guardian – Child Traffickers find it easy to operate in the UK, say MPs

Child traffickers are targeting the UK because of the ease with which they can move victims through British ports and local authority care homes, the chairman of a parliamentary inquiry intohuman trafficking has warned. Keith Vaz, head of the home … Continue reading

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The Times – Investgation of colleges by the Times prompts parliamentary inquiry

A parliamentary inquiry has been ordered after an investigation by The Times exposed rampant abuse of Britain’s immigration controls by fraudsters at a network of bogus international colleges. The Home Affairs Select Committee will summon Phil Woolas, the Immigration Minister, to … Continue reading

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New Statesman – MPs warn of knife crime ‘arms race’

Young people carry knives because of perceived threat from others, says committee An influential committee of MPs has warned that a knife-crime “arms race” is developing among young people, as they carry knives to protect themselves from the perceived threat … Continue reading

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Leicester College invites Keith to discuss proposed cuts to ESOL

Keith visited Leicester College on Friday, where he met with the Principal, Maggie Galliers, and the Head of the ESOL Curriculum Area, Geoff Saul, to discuss the proposed Government cuts to funding for English as a Second Language (ESOL) courses. He … Continue reading

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Keith helps demolish GE site

On Friday Keith helped demolish the old GE lighting site, driving a digger and smashing down a wall with a sledgehammer. He has met with new site owners, First Industrial, and the Council to put forward constituents’ concerns that the … Continue reading

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