Woman cleared of assaulting Yarl’s Wood guards during struggle – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2020 in assault, deportation, detention, government departments, immigration, news, restraint by sally

‘A Nigerian rape survivor who was under constant supervision at an immigration detention centre because she was at high risk of self-harm has been cleared of assaulting four guards who restrained her and tried to force her on to a charter flight.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2020

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Jamaica deportation: Home Office flight leaves UK despite court ruling – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2020 in deportation, detention, Jamaica, news by sally

‘A Home Office flight deporting convicted offenders to Jamaica has left the UK, despite a last-minute legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2020

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Jamaican-born deportees mount last-minute challenges against Home Office – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2020 in colonies, deportation, families, government departments, immigration, murder, news by sally

‘Dozens of Jamaicans in the UK are mounting last-minute legal challenges to try to halt their deportation on a Home Office charter flight scheduled for Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2020

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Windrush: Call to review deportation of foreign-born offenders – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2020 in colonies, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The government should consider ending the deportation of foreign-born offenders who came to the UK as children, according to a draft report into the Windrush scandal.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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Windrush victims given extra time to apply for compensation but concerns over lack of legal advice remain – The Independent

‘Windrush victims will have an additional two years to apply for compensation for their losses after the Home Office bowed to pressure to extend the deadline by two years.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2020

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Home Office told to act as detainees unable to contact lawyers – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2020 in deportation, detention, legal representation, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Home Office has been accused of holding immigration detainees effectively incommunicado, with a lack of mobile signal preventing them from contacting lawyers or family, days before a mass deportation flight to Jamaica.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2020

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Unlawful detention deemed even less graceful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 4th, 2020 in deportation, detention, immigration, news, time limits by sally

‘In AC (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 36, the Court of Appeal gave a trenchant warning that once it ceases to be lawful to detain an individual, the ‘grace period’ allowed within which to make arrangements for release can only be a short period. Moreover, the reasons for which any such grace period is required will be be closely scrutinised by the courts.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th February 2020

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Divorce or Separation: Impact on Leave to Remain – Richmond Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in deportation, divorce, domestic violence, families, immigration, news by sally

‘January is often referred to as the ‘divorce month’ and according to recent reports 8th January is a popular day to dissolve marriages. There are many who are in the UK with leave to enter or remain and are dependent on their relationship or marriage or civil partnership. What happens if this applies to you and your relationship permanently breaks down? What action do you need to take if you separate or get divorced? What are the implications of a relationship breakdown and can you remain in the UK?’

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Richmond Chambers, 17th January 2020

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Immigration and Article 8: what did we learn in 2019? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 20th, 2020 in appeals, deportation, families, human rights, immigration, news, privacy, proportionality by sally

‘As in previous years, the courts in 2019 were particularly concerned with Theresa May’s attempts as Home Secretary to codify the Article 8 proportionality exercise into legislation. Those changes have had a significant impact on the approach of tribunals to appeals against deportation and removal on grounds of private and family life. Judges now have to apply a series of prescribed tests under the immigration rules, before going on to consider whether there are exceptional circumstances requiring a grant of leave.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th January 2020

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Criminal records scandal: police chiefs blame Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2020 in budgets, criminal records, deportation, government departments, news, police by sally

‘Theresa May has been blamed by chief constables for botched police reforms that led to tens of thousands of alerts on foreign criminals being kept from their home countries.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2020

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Congolese torture survivor gets Home Office reprieve – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2020 in asylum, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, torture, whistleblowers by sally

‘A torture survivor from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is celebrating after a Home Office U-turn allowed him to stay in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2020

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Three generations of Windrush family struggling to prove they are British – The Guardian

‘Three generations of one Windrush-descended family are struggling to prove that they are British in a protracted fight for documentation which has left a London-born woman facing homelessness with her two-year-old son.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Home Office reverses attempt to deport Jamaican man ‘to Iraq’ – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2019 in deportation, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has made a U-turn in the case of a man caring for his terminally ill partner who was told he was going to be deported to Jamaica because officials had concluded that he “failed to demonstrate that his life would be at risk in Iraq”.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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Home Office reverses visa decision for second Oxford academic – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in children, deportation, families, immigration, news, universities, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has made a sudden U-turn on its decision to ban the young children of an Oxford University professor, Amber Murrey, from living with her in the UK – the second time in a week it has reversed a visa refusal for the child of an Oxford academic following reports in the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2019

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UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited – The Guardian

‘Furaha Asani, a young academic at Leicester University, was shocked when her visa application was rejected in August. But real fear set in when she realised Britain plans to deport her in three weeks’ time to the Democratic Republic of Congo – a war-torn country she has never visited and where the Home Office agrees sexual violence is pervasive.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2019

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Lithuanian man jailed for a second time for stalking – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 10th, 2019 in deportation, news, recidivists, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A Lithuanian man, who was deported following a conviction for stalking but found a way back to the country to torment the same victim, has been jailed for three years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th October 2019

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‘Devoted’ Windrush sisters face separation because of birth dates – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2019 in citizenship, deportation, families, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Two Windrush sisters who describe themselves as “inseparable” face being split up by the Home Office because of their different dates of birth.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Home Office reverses deportation threat to Liverpool doctor – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in deportation, doctors, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has reversed a decision to order a young doctor to leave the country.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2019

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UK courts powerless to prevent deportation of girl, 10, at risk of FGM – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2019 in asylum, deportation, female genital mutilation, news by tracey

‘A British court has said it has no power to stop the deportation of a 10-year-old girl at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) after authorities rejected her mother’s asylum application.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2019

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‘Authorities say my 15-year-old client is 27 and want to deport him’: my job as a legal aid lawyer – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2019 in asylum, children, deportation, legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

‘I go home each night worrying about my clients. I wonder who would know if something bad ever happened to them.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2019

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