Court freezes 100,000 immigration applications

Judge grants injunction to stop federal government from refusing entry to thousands of skilled immigrants who applied before new immigration rules were put in place
||Last Updated: 07/02/2003


federal court judge has ordered the immigration department to stop rejecting applications from more than 100,000 skilled workers.

Justice Frederick Gibson granted an injunction until the courts can decide if it legal to retroactively apply new immigration rules to them.