Theresa May to put 72-hour limit on detention of pregnant asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2016 in asylum, bills, deportation, detention, immigration, news, pregnancy, time limits by sally

‘Theresa May will announce plans to place a 72-hour time limit on the detention of pregnant women at immigration centres after the House of Lords voted in favour of an all-out ban.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2016

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The lawyer who takes the cases no one wants – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2016 in bills, deportation, detention, immigration, law firms, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘It has never been easy to win as an immigration lawyer – but now the government is trying to make it impossible.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2016

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Suicide attempts at UK immigration removal centres at all-time high – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in deportation, detention, immigration, news, reports, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of suicide attempts in immigration removal centres is at an all-time high, averaging more than one a day, according to official figures.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Ten new laws that come into force in April 2016 – and how they affect you – The Independent

‘April 2016 is a month of big changes for people living and working in the UK. A number of new laws and policies are coming into force, affecting just about everyone from public sector workers to dog owners. Here’s what the new laws could mean for you.’

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The Independent, 3rd April 2016

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Theresa May ‘wrongly deported 48,000 students’ after BBC Panorama exposes TOEIC scam – The Independent

‘Home Secretary Theresa May allegedly wrongly deported up to 50,000 international students after an English test cheating scam at one school was used to incriminate all who had sat the test.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2016

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Theresa May faces parliamentary investigation over flimsy basis for student deportations – The Independent

‘Theresa May is to face a parliamentary investigation after an immigration tribunal ruled that the Home Office used unscientific “hearsay” to deport thousands of students from Britain.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2016

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Violent Colombian criminal entitled to compensation for unlawful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, blackmail, compensation, deportation, detention, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘A Colombian national certified as a danger to the public and convicted of crimes including blackmail, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm is entitled to general damages for unlawful detention, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
But appeal judges reduced the period for which Isaias Gaviria-Manrique is entitled to an award.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Threat of deportation of 92-year-old Myrtle Cothill is lifted – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2016 in deportation, elderly, health, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘A 92-year-old woman facing deportation has been given permission to stay in the UK.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2016

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‘Law-abiding’ rapist let back into Britain because it would break EU law to deport him to Romania – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2016 in appeals, deportation, EC law, human rights, immigration, news, proportionality, rape by sally

‘Married father-of-three Mircea Gheorghiu is allowed to return to the UK after being sent back to his home country last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2016

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Deportation of woman, 92, ‘against human rights’ – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in deportation, elderly, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘The lawyer of a 92-year-old woman facing deportation from the UK says he will take her case to the European Court of Human Rights if needed.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2016

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Freedom, Asylum Seekers, and Two Lots of European Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 18th, 2016 in asylum, deportation, detention, EC law, human rights, news by sally

‘In this post I will set out the facts, give a quick refresher of the relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Charter). I will conclude with an overview of the decision itself.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th February 2016

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Shabir Ahmed: Sex gang leader appeals over deportation – BBC News

‘The ringleader of a child sex grooming gang has appealed against deportation from Britain on human rights grounds.’

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BBC News, 16 February 2016

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Criminals with UK children cannot be automatically deported, says EU court – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in children, criminal records, deportation, EC law, families, news by tracey

‘The EU’s top court has told the home secretary, Theresa May, she cannot deport a Moroccan mother with a British-born son simply because she has a criminal record.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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Babbage: Court orders release of Zimbabwean foreign criminal, criticises Government lawyers – Free Movement

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in deportation, detention, disclosure, drug offences, news, passports, solicitors, Zimbabwe by sally

‘In the case of R (on the application of Babbage) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 148 (Admin) Mr Justice Garnham ordered the release of a detained Zimbabwean foreign criminal. In the process, he was corruscating critical of the conduct of Government lawyers acting for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.’

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Free Movement, 3rd February 2016

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Court of Appeal considers EU deportation, public revulsion and “imperative grounds” – Free Movement

‘In Secretary of State for the Home Department v Straszewski [2015] EWCA Civ 1245 (03 December 2015) Moore-Bick LJ, giving the leading judgment, finds that public revulsion is not generally relevant to decisions to deport under EU law.’

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Free Movement, 6th January 2016

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DM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted December 15th, 2015 in appeals, crime, deportation, human rights, immigration, law reports by sally

DM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1288; [2015] WLR (D) 516

‘Where the Home Secretary was intending to deport a man unlawfully present in the United Kingdom who had been convicted of offences it remained the case that, despite strong pointers towards deportation, the Home Secretary might not make a deportation order if that would breach his rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2015

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Straszewski v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Kersys v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2015 in appeals, deportation, EC law, immigration, law reports, public interest by sally

Straszewski v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Kersys v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1245; [2015] WLR (D) 512

‘When determining whether the removal of an EEA national who had acquired a permanent right of residence in the United Kingdom was justified on serious grounds of public policy or public security, wider factors, such as the public interest in deterrence and the need to demonstrate public revulsion at the offender’s conduct, could not properly be taken into account.’

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2015

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When might deportation orders be revoked before 10 years is up? – Free Movement

‘The facts of Secretary of State for the Home Department v ZP (India) [2015] EWCA Civ 1197 involved some of the worst breaches of immigration law ever seen in a reported decision: overstaying a visit visa in 2002 then organising and taking part in sham marriages, fleeing abroad in 2003 when detected and being convicted in her absence and then re-entering the UK in a false identity in 2005, obtaining settlement in this false identity in 2007 and then on detection being convicted again for breaches of immigration law and, after serving her sentence, being deported in 2009.’

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Free Movement, 14th December 2015

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Home Office ‘used wrong law’ in bid to send high-risk Jamaican criminal home – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in deportation, drug offences, government departments, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘Michael Evans Clarke will be allowed to stay in Britain indefinitely under human rights laws following the Home Office gaffe.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2015

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Foreign prisoners ‘will be let out early’ under agreement they leave UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2015 in community service, deportation, early release, immigration, news, prisons by sally

‘The new plans have surfaced among fears that tension is mounting in overcrowded prisons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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