Hospitals may require patients to show passports for NHS treatment – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in health, hospitals, identification, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘Patients could be told to bring two forms of identification including a passport to hospital to prove they are eligible for free treatment under new rules to stop so-called health tourism.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Return of passport by Home Office to sit Secure English Language Test – Free Movement

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in examinations, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘The Home Office has confirmed that where it holds the passport of a migrant who wishes to sit the Secure English Language Test (SELT) it will either return the passport to enable the migrant to sit the SELT or will confirm directly with the SELT centre that the passport is held and is genuine.’

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Free Movement, 23rd September 2016

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Families separated for immigration purposes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last year 32,446 people subject to immigration control in the UK were detained by the government. Some had entered the country irregularly and were quickly removed. Others were detained pending removal or deportation. More than half of them were released back into the community, meaning that their detention had served no purpose.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2016

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Court of Appeal unhappy with Home Office position and submissions in student case – Free Movement

Posted May 16th, 2016 in appeals, education, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘Technical”, “deeply unattractive”, “disingenuous”, “singularly lacks merit”, “ridiculous”, “inappropriate”, “extraordinary”. All words used by Elias or Vos LLJ to describe the arguments advanced by the Home Office in the course of their judgments in the remarkable case of R (On the Application Of Ufot) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 298.’

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Free Movement, 16th May

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Five facts you need to know about your passport – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2016 in EC law, news, passports, referendums, time limits, visas by sally

‘As it emerged up to 80,000 Britons could be banned from US flights due to a passport changes, here are five more things you may not know about yours.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2016

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Bill forcing people to prove nationality slammed as discriminatory – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2016 in bills, documents, immigration, news, passports, police, race discrimination by tracey

‘Government measures making people prove their nationality or face prosecution risk damaging community relations and are discriminatory, critics have warned.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2016

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UK spy agencies have collected bulk personal data since 1990s, files show – The Guardian

‘Britain’s intelligence agencies have been secretly collecting bulk personal data since the late 1990s and privately admit they have gathered information on people who are “unlikely to be of intelligence or security interest”.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Regina v Boateng – WLR Daily

Regina v Boateng; [2016] EWCA Crim 57

‘The defendant. a Ghanaian national, held a non-European Union passport. His wife, also a Ghanaian national, assumed the identity of a deceased Ghanaian national, who had had Dutch citizenship, and obtained a Dutch identification card and a Dutch passport under that false identity. The defendant and his wife had an infant daughter. On the false premise that he and the daughter were entitled to reside in the United Kingdom by virtue of his wife’s falsely assumed status as a European Union national, the defendant obtained residence cards, each in the form of a Home Office stamp in a non-European Union passport, for himself and the daughter. On three occasions the defendant used his passport, containing the residence card stamp, to enter the United Kingdom, and on one occasion he used it to open a bank account in there. The defendant and his wife were charged with various immigration and documentation offences. The defendant pleaded guilty to eight counts, charged as follows: (i) seeking or obtaining leave to enter or remain in the UK by the deception of applying to the Home Office for a residence card for himself (count 2) and for a certificate of naturalisation (count 12), contrary to section 24A(1)(a) of the Immigration Act 1971; (ii) facilitating the commission of a breach of section 10(1)(c) of the “Immigration Act 1999” by obtaining leave for his daughter to enter or remain in the UK by the deception of applying to the Home Office for a residence card for her, contrary to section 25(1) of the 1971 Act (count 3); (iii) possessing false identity documents with intent, contrary to section 25(1) of the Identity Cards Act 2006 (counts 4 to 7); and (iv) being in possession or control with intent of an identity document, namely a British passport in his own name that he knew or believed to have been improperly obtained in February 2012, contrary to section 4 of the Identity Documents Act 2010 (count 13).’

WLR Daily, 16th March 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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Judge orders release of Zimbabwean criminal who cannot be deported – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in consent, detention, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘A high court judge has ordered the release of a convicted Zimbabwean criminal who has spent more than two years in immigration detention pending his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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New immigration and nationality fees for 2016 to 2017 – UK Visas and Immigration

Posted January 13th, 2016 in fees, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘Today 11 January 2016, the government set out its proposed changes to the fees for visas, immigration and nationality applications and associated premium services for 2016–17.’

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UK Visas and Immigration, 11th January 2016

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Flaws in Home Office security forcing staff to rely on incomplete intelligence – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in computer programs, immigration, news, passports, reports, terrorism, visas by tracey

‘A security database used to identify potential terrorists entering the UK is breaking down twice a week forcing frontline staff to rely on incomplete intelligence, an official report has revealed. Independent auditors found that the warnings index system, which was supposed to be dismantled more than 12 years ago, is so unstable that it regularly collapses. The e-borders system which was supposed to replace it in 2011 will not be implemented before 2019 at a cost of more than £1bn, the National Audit Office report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Perivale doctor and nurse guilty of keeping man as slave for 24 years – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in child cruelty, immigration, news, passports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A doctor and his nurse wife have been found guilty of keeping a man as a slave for 24 years at their home.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors’ skills – The Guardian

‘EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2015

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Radicalism and the Family Courts – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Remember the three girls from Bethnal Green Academy, who in February slipped through Gatwick security to join so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)? If, watching the footage, you exclaimed to yourself, “how can we stop this?”, then read on. Eight months and a massacre in Tunisia later, the Courts have intervened in more than 35 cases to prevent the flight of children to Syria or to seek their return.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th October 2015

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Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England – Home Office

Posted October 21st, 2015 in bills, documents, human rights, immigration, landlord & tenant, news, passports, penalties, rent by sally

‘The government has announced today that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property.’

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Home Office, 20th October 2015

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New fast-track eviction powers could breach human rights, warns watchdog – The Guardian

‘Government proposals to legally require landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants risk a serious breach of human rights, an official watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2015

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Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in children, families, family courts, Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A schoolgirl “fully radicalised” by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her family home, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2015

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Islamic State concerns prompt passport confiscation – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2015 in Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A girl from the same school attended by girls who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been ordered to hand her passport to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2015

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Judges considering fate of children as young as two amid radicalisation fears – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2015 in children, electronic monitoring, families, news, passports, terrorism by sally

‘More than 30 children – some “almost babes-in-arms” – have been made the subject of family court orders over radicalisation fears, police have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2015

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