The Judicial Review Bill Poses Amendments Which Could Harm Migrants and the Marginalised- Each Other

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in amendments, appeals, asylum, bills, immigration, judicial review, news by sally

‘The Judicial Review and Courts Bill, to be published on Wednesday 21 July, could impinge on individuals’ rights to challenge public bodies.’

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Each Other, 21st July 2021

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What Will The New Nationality And Borders Bill Do? – Each Other

‘The new Nationality and Borders Bill, introduced by Home Secretary Priti Patel, is facing criticism for its potential to breach human rights and the UK’s commitments under the Refugee Convention.’

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Each Other, 20th July 2021

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With the Nationality and Borders Bill, the UK is choosing cruelty over morality – EIN Blog

Posted July 20th, 2021 in asylum, bills, citizenship, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘Immigration is currently dominated by the effects of the ever-growing number of individuals being displaced from their home countries across the world. For countries such as the UK, we have a responsibility to aid these people and offer support for the simple reason that we have the capacity and resources to do so. Despite this, governments have turned the act of seeking refuge into the political zeitgeist of our time; forcing ministers to decide whether to assist the vulnerable or to close the gates to those who desperately need entry.’

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EIN Blog, 19th July 2021

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Gay rugby player wins five-year battle against deportation to Kenya – The Guardian

‘A gay rugby player is celebrating after winning a five-year battle against deportation to Kenya, where he feared he would be persecuted because of his sexuality.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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Article 31 of the Refugee Convention – Commons Library Research Briefing

Posted July 19th, 2021 in asylum, bills, immigration, news, parliament, refugees by michael

‘Article 31 of the 1951 Refugee Convention is concerned with “refugees unlawfully in the country of refuge”.’

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House of Commons Library, 15th July 2021

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Nationality and Borders Bill 2021-22 – Commons Library Research Briefing

‘The Nationality and Borders Bill of 2021-22 was introduced to the House on 6 July. Second reading will take place on 19 and 20 July.’

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House of Commons Library, 15th July 2021

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Zimbabwean nationals with British children rounded up for deportation – The Independent

‘Zimbabwean nationals who have been in the UK for decades and have British children are being rounded up for removal on a charter flight to Harare next week, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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CPS publishes updated guidance for handling of illegal entry cases via small boats – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Prosecutors and law enforcement agencies have agreed a consistent approach to the handling of cases involving illegal entry to the UK via small boats and lorries.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2021

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Home Office forced to pay out £9.3m in compensation for over 300 cases of unlawful detention last year – The Independent

‘The Home Office was forced to pay out a record in compensation for wrongful detention under immigration powers last year.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Home Office ‘acting unlawfully’ in rush to deport asylum seekers – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of people arriving in England in small boats are being immediately detained in immigration removal centres, raising fears of a new, secret Home Office policy to deport them without their asylum claims being properly considered.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2021

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Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2021 in asylum, bills, Crown Prosecution Service, immigration, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Migrants who steer dinghies across the English Channel with the sole intention of claiming asylum in port will no longer be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2021

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Priti Patel announces harsher sentences for migrants in bid to deter Channel crossings – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2021 in asylum, bills, immigration, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The home secretary has announced that migrants seeking to cross the English Channel on small boats, and the people-smugglers enabling them, are to face more severe prison sentence in a bid to deter illegal crossings.’

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The Independent, 4th July 2021

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High court ruling leaves refused asylum seekers at risk of homelessness – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has quashed a ruling that said refused asylum seekers who are destitute must be given accommodation during the pandemic until all Covid restrictions are lifted.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2021

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Duncan Lewis issues JR proceedings over immigration reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Controversial immigration reforms that could see lawyers hit with wasted costs looks set to be the centre of a High Court showdown. High-profile firm Duncan Lewis announced yesterday that it has issued judicial review proceedings on behalf of five clients over the Home Office’s New Plan for Immigration consultation, which closed last month.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th June 2021

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Kent council threatens Priti Patel with legal action over unaccompanied child migrants – The Independent

Posted June 7th, 2021 in asylum, children, government departments, immigration, local government, news by tracey

‘Kent County Council is threatening the home secretary with legal action as it warns its services for unaccompanied child migrants are at breaking point for the second time in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2021

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Napier Barracks: Housing migrants at barracks unlawful, court rules – BBC News

‘The Home Office’s decision to house cross-channel migrants in a “squalid” barracks in Folkestone was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2021

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Court of Appeal allows appeal against order removing new-born baby after mother with learning difficulties not given opportunity to put her point of view – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against an order for the separation of a new-born child from his mother, who has learning difficulties.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th May 2021

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Dozens of vulnerable asylum seekers wrongly placed in Napier Barracks despite watchdog warnings – The Independent

‘Dozens of asylum seekers have been wrongly placed in Napier Barracks after the Home Office failed to recognise their vulnerabilities, prompting concerns that ministers have ignored warnings from watchdogs.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2021

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Patel unveils digital visa to help ‘count people entering and leaving UK’ – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2021 in asylum, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘Priti Patel has unveiled a US-style digital visa system that she claimed would help the government to count numbers of people entering and leaving the UK accurately for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2021

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Home Office’s rush to deport asylum seekers before Brexit was ‘inhumane’, watchdog finds – The Independent

‘The Home Office’s rush to deport asylum seekers last year ahead of Brexit amounted to “inhumane treatment,” a watchdog has found. In its annual report for 2020, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) raised concerns around the impact of the government ramping up efforts to remove people arriving on small boats from the UK in the later months of 2020.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2021

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