Gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya gets reprieve from Home Office – The Independent

‘A gay rugby player has been given a reprieve from deportation to Kenya after losing his legal battle and being ordered to leave the UK.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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UK government ‘risks another Windrush’ over EU citizens, MPs say – BBC News

‘The government runs the risk of another Windrush scandal if “serious concerns” about its EU settlement scheme are not addressed, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2019

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This week’s round up – Williamson fired over Huawei and the courts return after Easter – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Despite the return of the courts on Monday, it was another relatively light week in terms of decisions in the fields of public law and human rights. However, the High Court decided a number of interesting clinical negligence cases, whilst the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of TM (Kenya), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 784.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th May 2019

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Iraqi who brought baby to UK wins reprieve from deportation – The Guardian

‘A man who brought his baby niece to Britain in the back of his car from a French refugee camp after she sustained serious burns has had his deportation halted at the last minute by the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2019

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Home Office faces investigation over Windrush scandal from equalities watchdog – The Independent

‘The Home Office has been referred to the equalities watchdog over the Windrush scandal and the wider “hostile environment”. More than 80 MPs from six political parties have called on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to investigate whether the department unlawfully discriminated against the Windrush generation and continues to discriminate against ethnic minority Britons as a “direct result” of its immigration policies.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2019

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Home Office faces legal action over English test cheating claims – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2019 in appeals, deportation, fraud, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, visas by sally

‘The Home Office is facing over 300 court of appeal legal challenges from foreign students who believe they were wrongly accused of cheating in English tests, and dozens more cases are pending in immigration tribunals.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2019

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I’m still at a loss’: Windrush victims who were forced into homelessness and debt due to scandal still living in anguish and destitution a year on – The Independent

‘On 16 April 2018, Amber Rudd – then home secretary – stood up in the House of Commons to formally acknowledge the Windrush scandal for the first time. The treatment of immigrants by her department’s “hostile environment” was appalling, she said, vowing to deal with cases within two weeks and put things right. But exactly one year later, the suffering goes on. Many are yet to receive a response to their application to the taskforce, leaving them in a “state of limbo” with little or no information about how their case is progressing.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2019

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Corrupt immigration officer jailed for trying to extort man facing deportation – Independent

Posted April 15th, 2019 in corruption, deportation, immigration, news, sentencing by michael

‘A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2019

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Windrush victims’ compensation could prove ‘peanuts’, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2019 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, deportation, immigration, news by tracey

‘The government could end up paying as much as £570m in compensation to people affected by the Windrush scandal, but lawyers warned that the design of the scheme meant individual payouts could prove to be very ungenerous.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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Windrush scandal: ‘No cap’ on compensation claims – BBC News

‘There is “no limit” to the amount of money that could be paid out to victims of the Windrush scandal, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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High Court suspends Home Office deportations policy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in deportation, immigration, injunctions, ministers' powers and duties, news by tracey

‘R (Medical Justice) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] CO/543/2019. The High Court delivered the latest in a series of blows to the Government’s “hostile environment” immigration policy on Thursday. Walker J granted Medical Justice an interim injunction which will prevent the Home Office from removing or deporting people from the country without notice.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st March 2019

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Home Office to amend registration rules for vulnerable EU citizens – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has reached an out-of-court settlement with a charity that had threatened a judicial review over the registration system for EU citizens. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) agreed to drop its application for a judicial review after Sajid Javid’s department made changes to its guidance to caseworkers in relation to vulnerable citizens.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2019

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Sajid Javid can deport mother of FGM risk girl, judge decides – BBC News

‘The Home Secretary cannot be barred from deporting a failed asylum seeker whose daughter would be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) if taken abroad, a senior judge decided.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2019

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MPs and peers call for end to indefinite detention – The Guardian

‘Indefinite detention in immigration centres is traumatic and the practice should be stopped, with people ideally held for no longer than 28 days, a parliamentary committee has recommended. In a highly critical report, the joint committee on human rights (JCHR), made up of MPs and peers, described the UK’s immigration system as “slow, unfair and expensive to run”, and said detention should be authorised only by decision-makers independent of the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Stansted 15: no jail for activists convicted of terror-related offences – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists convicted of a terrorism-related offence for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport have received suspended sentences or community orders.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2019

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Windrush scandal: Eligible victim wrongly denied help – The Indpendent

Posted February 5th, 2019 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, deportation, immigration, news, passports, victims by tracey

‘The lawyer overseeing a compensation scheme for victims of the Windrush scandal has asked for “urgent clarification” after a woman was wrongly refused Home Office help.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2019

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Home Office refuses to let great-grandparents remain in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2019 in appeals, autism, children, deportation, families, grandparents, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office is trying to separate a couple from their four British children, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild by forcing them to return to Iran.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2019

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Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe – The Guardian

‘The number of convictions for trafficking in Europe has fallen by a quarter, despite an increase in the number of victims and a global drive to tackle the abuse.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2019

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‘What if they arrest me?’: the legal teams saving people from unfair deportation – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2018 in charities, citizenship, deportation, immigration, legal services, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘Hundreds have benefited from a free legal service – but caseworkers are having to turn down clients as demand surges.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2018

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Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country – The Guardian

‘The Home Office is trying to force two British-born children with lifelong and complex physical and mental disabilities out of Britain in a move which experts say breaches UK and UN law.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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