UK government pledges tougher action against businesses that repeatedly employ illegal workers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2015 in bills, employment, immigration, news by sally

‘Businesses that continually employ workers who are in the UK illegally could be closed for up to 48 hours while border officials investigate under new measures put forward by the government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2015

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Law and the ‘illegals’: reforming UK immigration detention – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 28th, 2015 in asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, news, time limits by sally

‘The UK has the largest immigration detention estate in Europe, with approximately 30,000 individuals being detained under immigration powers over the course of the last year. The vast majority of detainees are held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs), however detainees can be held in a number of different locations including prisons, and even less satisfactorily, police cells. The UK is the only EU country to also not impose an upper time limit on the use of immigration detention. This article considers a number of policy areas relating to immigration detention which have come under heavy scrutiny and may identify potential opportunities for reform.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th August 2015

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Inspection of family visit visa system: serious problems remain – Free Movement

Posted August 25th, 2015 in appeals, families, immigration, news, reports, visas by sally

‘The family visit visa system underwent an inspection by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration last month. The posts inspected were Abu Dhabi, Accra, Amman, Dhaka, Kingston, Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, Croydon and Sheffield. The Inspector confidently declares that there is “no evidence that the removal of the full right of appeal from Family Visitor visa applicants had led to a higher refusal rate or to an overall reduction in decision quality.”’

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Free Movement, 24th August 2015

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Calais migrant crisis—what are the human rights obligations of member states? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 24th, 2015 in asylum, EC law, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘As the Calais migrant crisis continues, Greg Ó Ceallaigh, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, explains the human rights obligations of member states involved.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st August 2015

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Former lawyers convicted of providing illegal immigration advice – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and barrister have both been convicted and sentenced by magistrates for the providing unregulated immigration advice and services.’
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Legal Futures, 20th August 2015

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Lawyer warns of staff violence and inadequate care in private immigrant detention centres – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2015 in detention, immigration, medical treatment, news, violence by sally

‘Immigrants held in privately-run detention centres are facing physical violence from staff, gross failures in medical care and at worse preventable death, a leading civil liberties lawyer has warned.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2015

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What happens to failed asylum seekers? – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, detention, EC law, immigration, news by sally

‘Thousands of migrants are camped around Calais in northern France. Many will risk their lives smuggling themselves across the Channel into the UK. What happens to those that get through?’
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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Yarl’s Wood conditions deteriorated so much women are being treated like ‘animals’ – The Independent

‘Conditions at a privately run immigration removal centre have “deteriorated” over the past year to the extent that almost half of the women held there fear for their safety, according to a damning report published by the Chief Inspector of Prisons.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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UK prisons inspector seeks time limits on detention of migrants without trial – The Guardian

‘The chief prisons inspector has called for time limits on the detention of migrants without trial after fresh warnings of a significant deterioration in conditions at an immigration removal centre for women.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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Pilot scheme forcing landlords to check tenants’ immigration status ‘has failed’ – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in freedom of information, immigration, landlord & tenant, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘A pilot scheme to force landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants has been a failure, the government’s own data suggests.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Regina (Giri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2015 in appeals, deceit, immigration, law reports, regulations by sally

Regina (Giri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 784; [2015] WLR (D) 341

‘On a claim for judicial review of a decision by the Secretary of State refusing to vary a foreign national’s leave to remain on the grounds of deception, the question of whether deception had been used was not a “precedent fact” to be determined by the court. Rather, the Secretary of State’s finding that deception had been used would be subject to review by the court on Wednesbury public law principles.’

WLR Daily, 28th July 2015

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Regina (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Just For Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Just For Kids Law intervening) [2015] UKSC 57; [2015] WLR (D) 342

‘The settlement criterion, which precluded persons with discretionary leave to remain in the United Kingdom from eligibility to receive student loans within the meaning of the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, discriminated unlawfully against a person with such leave who had lived and been educated in England for most of her life and was integrated into United Kingdom society.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2015

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The Something Must Be Done Bill, Calais edition – Nearly Legal

Posted August 4th, 2015 in housing, human rights, immigration, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘The Rent Act 1957 introduced the requirement for a court order for eviction from a tenancy. That is 58 years of eviction without due process of law being unlawful. But no matter, for Something Must Be Done to deter people who have spent months on perilous journeys across continents and are currently sleeping under an old tarpaulin. Nothing is more likely to make such desperate, traumatised people turn their faces from England, pick up their tarpaulins and walk away into France than knowing they will not get the security of occupation offered by Housing Act 1988 or Protection from Eviction Act 1977.’
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Nearly Legal, 3rd August 2015

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Supreme Court: a right to a student loan? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 4th, 2015 in appeals, education, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court, universities by sally

‘Ms Tigere is 20. She arrived in the UK from Zambia when she was 6. She did very well at school. In 2013, she applied for a student loan to fund a university place.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd August 2015

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Illegal immigrants to UK face eviction without court order under new plans – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in asylum, benefits, bills, housing, immigration, landlord & tenant, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais migrant crisis.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Why do the “migrants” in Calais want to come to the UK? – Free Movement

Posted July 31st, 2015 in asylum, immigration, media, news, refugees, statistics by sally

‘”Cockroaches” according to Katie Hopkins. A “swarm” according to our likeminded Prime Minister, David Cameron, and The Daily Mail (again). An “army” according to the popular press, who seem to think we should literally send troops into France (without asking the French, we can assume) to hold the thin red line. “Migrants” to others. Why never “refugees”, though, which is what most of them are? What do we know about who these people are — brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and children, all of them — and why they want to come to the UK?’

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Free Movement, 31st July 2015

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New tribunal cases on statutory human rights considerations and “integration” – Free Movement

Posted July 30th, 2015 in human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has handed down another two cases on the statutory human rights considerations introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. The relationship between Article 8, the Immigration Rules and the statutory considerations is the itch that judges cannot help but scratch, but it is primarily an academic and political issue rather than one of real substance.’
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Free Movement, 29th July 2015

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Judge overrules Theresa May and allows convicted terror prisoner to be freed – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

‘A man believed by police to pose a threat to the UK is to be released from prison after Theresa May lost a court case to keep him in jail until he can be deported.’

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The Independent, 25th July 2015

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Divorce court fees to rise by a third – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in asylum, civil justice, consultations, courts, divorce, fees, immigration, news by sally

‘The cost of getting divorced is to rise by about a third after the government announced increased court fees.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Theresa May unlawfully detained potential trafficking victims, court rules – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in detention, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, failed to protect three potential victims of trafficking who were locked up in an immigration detention centre, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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