Hundreds of torture victims may sue UK over asylum detention – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in asylum, detention, immigration, news by sally

‘Hundreds of torture victims may sue the government for unlawful detention after a landmark ruling in the high court. Many of these cases could now be reconsidered by the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

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Alice Gross’s family want inquiry into what UK authorities knew of her killer – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in criminal records, immigration, inquests, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘The family of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross will ask for an inquiry into whether British authorities ever knew her killer was a convicted murderer before he attacked her.
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The Guardian, 6th July 2015

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Faith leaders demand that detention period for immigrants is limited to maximum of 28 days – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2015 in detention, immigration, news, time limits by sally

‘Leading members of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities are joining forces to demand that the Government end its controversial policy of indefinite detention for immigrants, and limit detention to a maximum of 28 days. Britain is the only country in Europe not to have a time limit on how long immigrants can be held.’
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The Independent, 5th July 2015

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100 asylum seekers to be released as detention system is suspended – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in asylum, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘800 cases to be reviewed after immigration minister suspends “detained fast-track” system following court ruling that appeals part of system was ‘structurally unfair.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2015

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Government should address core Libya rendition allegations, judge rules – The Guardian

‘The government should address the core allegations of 12 claimants who say they were kidnapped, tortured, subject to control orders or tricked into travelling to Libya where they were detained or mistreated, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others [2015] EWHC 1689 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 267

‘The fast track rule regime in the Schedule to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 was ultra vires.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2015

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Detained asylum seekers to be able to apply for bail – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, bail, detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in immigration detention centres will be able to apply to be freed on bail, the Home Office is expected to confirm shortly.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Right to rent: all landlords must check immigration status or face £3,000 fine – Daily Telegraph

‘Landlords in England will be responsible for spotting illegal tenants ‘from September’ after a trial in the West Midlands results in fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2015

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New UK immigration rules: will you be affected? – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2015 in employment, immigration, news, nurses, remuneration by sally

‘Migrants who have spent more than five years working in the country will be required to earn £35,000 per year or else face deportation, according to a policy that comes into effect in April next year. The policy, announced in 2012 by British Home Secretary Theresa May, has been criticised this week by the Royal College of Nursing. They predicted chaos in the health service, and urged the Home Office to add nursing to the list of occupations exempt from the rules and reconsider the salary threshold.’
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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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High court judgment slates ‘grossly excessive’ fees – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in costs, fees, immigration, news by tracey

‘Claimant lawyers in a judicial review immigration case have been criticised for progressing “diffuse and frankly confusing” arguments and for charging their clients “grossly excessive” fees.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd June 2015

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New immigration rules will cost the NHS millions, warns nursing union – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in deportation, hospitals, immigration, news, nurses, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘New immigration rules that will mean lower-earning non-EU workers being deported will exacerbate the shortage of nurses in the UK and cost the NHS tens of millions in recruitment, the government has been warned by nursing leaders.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Good news and bad for challenges to ETS fraud decisions – Free Movement

Posted June 18th, 2015 in appeals, fraud, immigration, news, tribunals, visas by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has given judgment in a test case on ETS appeals and judicial reviews: R (on the application of Gazi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (ETS – judicial review) IJR [2015] UKUT 327 (IAC). It is essential reading for anyone directly affected by the ongoing ETS saga and for their legal representatives.’

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Free Movement, 18th June 2015

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International students – Education Law Blog

‘R (London College of Finance and Accounting) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2015) EWHC 1688 (Admin) is yet another decision on an attempted judicial review of the suspension and/or revocation of a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence. The power of the Secretary of State (“the SoS”) to issue and regulate Tier 4 Sponsor Licences is one of a range of ancillary and incidental administrative powers vested in the SoS. The regime is effectively run by the ‘UK Visas and Immigration’ (“UKVI”) section within the Home Office and its operation is governed not by the Immigration Act 1971 itself, but within policy guidance documentation (‘Sponsor Guidance’) which is issued and amended on behalf of the SoS with “bewildering frequency” (per Lord Sumption in New London College).’

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Education Law Blog, 18th June 2015

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Release ‘critical’ reports into privately run immigration centres, ICO orders – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2015 in disclosure, freedom of information, immigration, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘Potentially damaging reports into the running of two immigration detention centres by private contractors must be released by the Home Office within weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2015

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Why one failed asylum seeker trended – while many others do not – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, internet, news by sally

‘The term “failed asylum seeker” doesn’t usually elicit huge sympathy in the UK – so why did thousands rally behind one man deported this week?’

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BBC News, 13th June 2015

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Fast-track asylum system ‘unlawful’, High Court rules – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, news, ultra vires by sally

‘The future of a key part of the government’s system to remove failed asylum seekers is in doubt after the High Court ruled it was unlawful.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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UK under fire over ‘incoherent’ approach to domestic violence – The Guardian

‘The British government has been criticised by the UN for lacking “a consistent and coherent” approach to tackling violence against women, warning that its austerity agenda will further undermine the safety of vulnerable individuals.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2015

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Yarl’s Wood holding vulnerable women for too long, say monitors – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2015 in detention, immigration, mental health, news, women by sally

‘Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre is holding vulnerable women for too long in conditions that are causing them serious distress and are not suitable for those with mental health problems, according to a damning independent report.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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NSPCC queries High Court judge’s smacking remarks – BBC News

‘Children need to be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of “cultural sensitivities”, a UK charity has said.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Make allowances for immigrants who slap their children, says high court judge – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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