K2: right to a private and family life no bar to deprivation of citizenship – Free Movement

Posted March 21st, 2017 in appeals, citizenship, human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by tracey

‘K2 v the United Kingdom (Application No 42387/13). The use of the Home Secretary’s power to strip a British citizen of their citizenship is on the rise. It has been the subject of debate where its use has rendered a person stateless following a series cases in the higher courts (see, for instance, here and here). But what arguments can be used to prevent the deprivation of citizenship where the person remains a citizen of a foreign country?’

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Free Movement, 201th March 2017

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Self-harming incidents triple at UK immigration removal centre, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, self-harm by tracey

‘The number of people self-harming in one of the UK’s immigration detention centres has increased three-fold in four years, an inspection report has revealed, prompting NGOs to highlight an “urgent” need for detention reform.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2017

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Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What We Know and What We Need to Know about Immigration Judicial Reviews – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted March 17th, 2017 in immigration, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to the efficient management of the judicial review system in the UK.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th March 2017

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Student accused of ETS fraud found to have been unlawfully detained – Free Movement

Posted March 15th, 2017 in detention, examinations, fraud, immigration, judicial review, news, notification by tracey

‘In R (on the application of Iqbal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 79 (Admin) the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) was found to have unlawfully detained a claimant whom they had alleged had fraudulently obtained an Educational Test Service (ETS) certificate to show that he spoke English to the level required for his immigration application.’

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Free Movement, 15th March 2017

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Mother-of-three to be forcibly deported on Jamaica charter flight – after 25 years in the UK – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2017 in deportation, families, health, immigration, Jamaica, news, restraint by tracey

‘A mother of three whose youngest son suffers from a serious blood disorder, is to be forcibly deported to Jamaica tomorrow, despite having lived in the UK for more than 25 years.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2017

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What do immigration officers look for when assessing visit visa applications? – Free Movement

‘In the year to September 2016, UK immigration authorities received almost 2 million applications for visit visas. Just over 15% of these applications were rejected.’

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Free Movement, 6th March 2017

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UK Digital Strategy – will it fill the skills gap? – Technology Law Update

‘The UK’s newly released Digital Strategy builds on the wider Industrial Strategy Green Paper published in January. While it outlines a promising series of initiatives to support digital industries, it fails to offer much positive news for those faced with a post-Brexit hiring crisis.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd March 2017

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The Round Up: Couples in the Courts – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 28th, 2017 in appeals, families, immigration, married persons, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Immigration law featured heavily in courts in the past week, with judgments in two cases handed down by the justices.’

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UK human Rights Blog, 27th February 2017

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Judge rules against council over refusal to accommodate before age assessment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 28th, 2017 in asylum, children, housing, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘A local authority did not have good reason for departing from statutory guidance requiring it to provide accommodation and support to an unaccompanied young person pending a lawful age assessment, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th February 2017

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Deportation of student halted hours before she was due to board plane – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2017 in asylum, deportation, immigration, news, universities by tracey

‘A talented student is hoping to finish her course at a British university after coming within hours of being removed from the UK by immigration officials.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Woman deported from UK despite being married to Briton for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2017 in deportation, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘A woman living in the UK who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been forcibly removed from the country.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2017

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Child sex abuse inquiry public hearings to start – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, children, Christianity, immigration, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales is to hold its first public hearings later.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2017

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Income rules for foreign spouses upheld – BBC News

‘Income rules which stop thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the UK are lawful “in principle” the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2017

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Brexit briefing: Securing EEA Nationals’ Residence Rights – Free Movement

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in advocacy, citizenship, documents, EC law, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The rights of EEA nationals (plus Swiss) to reside in the UK are primarily addressed in the Citizens Directive (Directive 2004/38/EC) which is implemented in the United Kingdom in the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016.’

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Free Movement, 21st February 2017

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Families await supreme court verdict on income rules for spouse visas – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in families, human rights, immigration, news, Supreme Court, visas by sally

‘The fate of tens of thousands of separated British families in which one parent is not entitled to live in the UK because they have failed to meet a minimum income threshold of £18,600 will be decided by the supreme court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

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What is the no recourse to public funds condition? – Free Movement

Posted February 21st, 2017 in benefits, crime, freedom of movement, immigration, news, social security by sally

‘The “no recourse to public funds” condition is imposed on grants of limited leave to enter or remain with the effect of prohibiting the person holding that leave from accessing certain defined public funds. A person who claims public funds despite such a condition is committing a criminal offence and there may well be future immigration consequences as well, as any existing leave can be curtailed or a future application refused.’

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Free Movement, 21st February 2017

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EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in diplomats, documents, EC law, identification, immigration, news, treaties by sally

‘The EU fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no man’s land after the country leaves the EU because of the weaknesses of the British immigration system, a document obtained by the Observer reveals.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2017

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Home Office agrees to review asylum claims of child refugees in France – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in asylum, children, EC law, France, government departments, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to review asylum applications from child refugees in France after it emerged that several had returned to the site of the former Calais camp in a renewed effort to make the crossing to the UK.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2017

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Senior judge slams lawyers for obstructing Rochdale child sex grooming gang deportation case – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2017 in child abuse, delay, deportation, immigration, judges, legal aid, news, sexual offences, tribunals by sally

‘Lawyers are helping a child sex grooming gang avoid attempts to deport them by obstructing the courts and “weakening the rule of law”, Britain’s most senior immigration judge has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2017

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Brexit white paper spells out need for new immigration laws – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in EC law, immigration, news, parliamentary papers, referendums, treaties by sally

‘David Davis failed to placate Conservative rebels concerned about the status of European Union migrants and other Brexit details, despite publishing a 77-page white paper setting out the government’s plans for leaving the EU.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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