Supreme court strikes down Home Office’s back-door changes to immigration rules – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in families, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Just over a week since far-reaching new immigration rules took effect – which will permanently separate many British citizens or settled residents from their non-European spouses, children and ageing relatives – the home secretary has suffered a severe defeat in the supreme court. In the case of Alvi [2012] UKSC 33, handed down today, the court struck down a previous attempt by the Home Office to introduce substantive immigration requirements through the back door of policy, guidance or instructions, rather than in the body of the immigration rules themselves.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012