Home Office overturns NHS eye doctor’s visa refusal – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2019 in doctors, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has overturned its ban on an NHS eye doctor returning to Britain after the Guardian highlighted his case. Dr Chan, 38, who does not want to reveal his first name or exact Asian country of origin, was initially refused a new visa after he made a small error in his application, but he was told on Thursday that he would be allowed to re-enter the country.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2019

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Anurag Deb: Identity: Northern Ireland’s Gordian Knot – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘ On 14 October 2019, the Upper Tribunal (UT) handed down judgment in SSHD v De Souza, immediately dividing commentators both in and outside Northern Ireland. Briefly, the UT had heard the Home Secretary’s appeal against the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decision which had declared that the American claimant (respondent in the UT) was entitled to apply to reside in Northern Ireland under the EU Citizen’s Directive because his wife was permitted to self-identify as an Irish national in accordance with the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). British nationality, the FTT declared, could not be “imposed” on her at birth, flying in the face of the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA), section 1 of which, it was argued, does precisely that. The UT allowed the appeal and overturned the FTT judgment, revealing a tension which goes far beyond immigration law.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 17th October 2019

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Charity launches legal action against NHS fees for pregnant migrants – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2019 in charities, fees, immigration, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A charity has launched a legal challenge against the policy of charging vulnerable migrant women £7,000 or more to access NHS maternity care.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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No-Deal Brexit: EU Citizens Could Gain New Appeal Rights – Rights Info

Posted October 16th, 2019 in appeals, bills, brexit, citizenship, freedom of movement, immigration, news by sally

‘EU citizens and their family members could gain the right to appeal decisions on their applications for settled status in the event of a no-deal Brexit.’

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Rights Info, 15th October 2019

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Dishonourable discharge – Nearly Legal

‘SH, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Waltham Forest (2019) EWHC 2618 (Admin). This was a judicial review of Waltham Forest’s decision that it had discharged its s.193 Housing Act 1996 duty (the full homeless duty) to Ms SH by an offer of private sector accommodation under s.193(7AA). In fact, WF maintained it had done so twice, and both purported discharges were challenged, by way of WF’s decision that Ms SH had made a fresh application, rather than it having a continuing duty. There is also a brief excursus into the relation of s.193 and s.189B duties.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th October 2019

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Emma De Souza: Home Office appeal of case is upheld – BBC News

‘People born in Northern Ireland remain British citizens according to the law, even if they identify as Irish, tribunal judges have determined.’

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BBC News, 14th 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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Hostile environment ruled not a factor in death of Windrush man – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2019 in benefits, citizenship, colonies, immigration, news by tracey

‘A coroner has ruled that the Home Office’s “hostile environment” did not contribute to the death of a Windrush citizen who lost his life after spending months struggling to prove his right to live in the UK.’

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The Independent, 7th 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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Nearly all Home Office misconduct inquiries relate to immigration – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in complaints, government departments, immigration, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘Almost all of the investigations into alleged serious misconduct by Home Office staff relate to immigration matters, the Guardian has learned. Although the department also has responsibility for policing and counter-terrorism, 96% of its internal investigations focus on immigration matters. Scores of these investigations have substantiated allegations against staff made internally or by the public.’

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The Guardian, 4th 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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Family courts hearing FGM cases do not have jurisdiction to injunct Home Secretary on asylum matters, rules senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘There is no jurisdiction for a family court to make a FGM (female genital mutilation) protection order against the Home Secretary to control the exercise of her jurisdiction with respect to matters of immigration and asylum, the President of the Family Division has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th September 2019

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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Home Office ‘doomed to repeat the mistakes of Windrush’ – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2019 in asylum, burden of proof, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, torture by tracey

‘The mistakes made by the Home Office over the Windrush scandal are doomed to be repeated unless the department completely overhauls its systems, according to a report about its approach to processing immigration applications.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2019

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CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence – Legal Futures

‘It was “manifestly unfair” for a circuit judge to issue a paralegal with a suspended six-month prison sentence for inadvertently breaching the Family Procedure Rules, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2019

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Migrant women who have miscarriages ‘wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care’ – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2019 in asylum, birth, hospitals, immigration, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Migrant women who have miscarriages are being wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care despite never going into labour, doctors and campaigners have warned. Rules specify overseas women who are expecting a baby must be charged for NHS care – with charges starting at around £7,000 but potentially doubling if there are complications with the pregnancy.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2019

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NRPF: The crisis facing the children of migrants – Family Law Week

Posted September 12th, 2019 in benefits, children, housing, human rights, immigration, local government, news by tracey

‘Cameron Boyle, political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, explains the impact on the children of migrants of having no recourse to public funds and encountering problems with local authorities’ application of Children Act 1989, section 17.’

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Family Law Week, 11th September 2019

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Right of appeal against refusal of a residence card: the conclusion – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 11th, 2019 in appeals, EC law, families, human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by tracey

‘The question of whether non-married partners and wider dependent relatives (e.g. grown-up children) of EEA nationals (known as “extended family members”) have a right of appeal against a decision by the Home Secretary to refuse them a residence card under the EEA Regulations has had a fraught recent history.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th September 2019

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EU children in custody to be stripped of rights as Home Office prevents them from applying for settled status – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in brexit, children, EC law, immigration, imprisonment, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of vulnerable EU children serving jail sentences in Britain could be stripped of their immigration rights after Brexit because the Home Office is refusing to let them apply for settled status.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Asylum-Seeking Children Might Not Be Able To Reunite With Their Families After Brexit, Campaigners Warn – Rights Info

‘The Home Office is looking to end the current system which reunites asylum-seeking children with their families if a no-deal Brexit goes through.’

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Rights Info, 2nd September 2019

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