Windrush scandal: Compensation could be capped under proposed scheme – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2018 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, news by tracey

‘Compensation promised to the victims of the Windrush scandal could be capped under government proposals. Launching a 12-week consultation on a compensation scheme, the Home Office said a cap would ensure no-one got a “disproportionately high payment”.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2018

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Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office’s own lawyers – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2018 in bereavement, carers, children, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A widower who is the sole carer of his four-year-old son has been forbidden to work and ordered to leave the country – even though the Home Office’s own lawyers advised them to drop the case.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2018

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Home Office ordered to pay £50,000 after child separated from father – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2018 in care orders, children, compensation, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to pay £50,000 compensation after a three-year-old girl was left in care while her father was unlawfully placed in immigration detention.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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Post-Brexit settlement scheme for EU nationals – Technology Law Update

Posted July 10th, 2018 in EC law, families, immigration, news, treaties by sally

‘The Government has published long-awaited details of the post-Brexit Settlement Scheme for EU nationals in the UK. Details are set out in the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme Statement of Intent.’

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Technology Law Update, 9th July 2018

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Appeal right essential where employee dismissed over right to work – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 5th, 2018 in appeals, dismissal, employment, employment tribunals, immigration, news by tracey

‘An employee who is dismissed for being unable to prove the right to work in the UK ought to be given a right of appeal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th July 2018

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Home Office separating scores of children from parents as part of immigration detention regime – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2018 in children, detention, families, immigration, mental health, news by tracey

‘The Home Office is separating scores of children from their parents as part of its immigration detention regime – in some cases forcing them into care in breach of government policy.’

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The Independent, 4th July 2018

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Windrush victims detained ‘unlawfully’ by Home Office – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in colonies, detention, immigration, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Immigration officials detained members of the Windrush generation “unlawfully and inappropriately” despite their right to be in the UK, MPs have found.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2018

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Home Office pays out £21m after mistakenly detaining 850 people – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office mistakenly detained more than 850 people between 2012 and 2017, some of whom were living in the UK legally, and the government was forced to pay out more than £21m in compensation as a result, officials have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 38: Brexit – Two years on – 1 COR

Posted June 28th, 2018 in bills, EC law, immigration, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘Catherine Barnard of Cambridge University talks to reporter Boni Sones about the progress of the Brexit negotiations two years after the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU in a Referendum on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th June 2018

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Jail for man who provided unqualified immigration advice – Legal Futures

Posted June 26th, 2018 in compensation, costs, immigration, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A man convicted for the second time of providing unqualified immigration advice and services has been jailed for a year.’

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Legal Futures, 26th June 2018

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Windrush lessons learned review – Home Office

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, press releases by tracey

‘Wendy Williams, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary will have oversight of the Windrush lessons learned review, the Home Secretary announced today.

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Home Office, 21st June 2018

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Family’s £15k debt from fight against Section 322(5) immigration rule – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in debts, deportation, immigration, news, passports, taxation by tracey

‘A family say they have been left £15,000 in debt, without passports and unable to register their son as British because of the Home Office’s actions. The Bristol couple are among 1,000 highly-skilled migrants said to be facing deportation because of how the government has applied immigration law. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a review into use of Section 322(5).’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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Home Office to pay damages for detention of immigrant claimant – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 18th, 2018 in detention, false imprisonment, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of damages for false imprisonment in the context of immigration detention. The Court found that an unlawful curfew which required residence at a specific address between specific hours each day and which was backed by the threat of criminal sanctions and electronic tagging gave rise to the tort of false imprisonment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2018

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Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in doctors, immigration, news, nurses, visas by tracey

‘Immigration rules capping the number of foreign medics working in the UK are reportedly going to be eased to allow the NHS to recruit more staff.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Black lawyer accuses Northern Ireland immigration of racial profiling – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2018 in equality, immigration, news, Northern Ireland, race discrimination by sally

‘The Equality Commission is investigating allegations of racial profiling by Northern Ireland immigration officials, brought by a black British lawyer on the eve of a key Brexit vote on border checks in the region.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Government faces high court challenge over ‘right to rent’ scheme – The Guardian

‘The government faces a possible challenge to its “hostile environment” policy after a campaign group won the right to launch a high court case against the Home Office’s scheme obliging landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2018

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Legal challenge says ‘right to rent’ rules discriminate against non-UK nationals – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2018 in immigration, landlord & tenant, news, race discrimination by sally

‘Plans to force landlords across Britain to check the immigration status of potential tenants will be challenged in court this week after claims that they are causing serious discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2018

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Pair face jail after posing as Grenfell victims to claim £125,000 – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2018 in fire, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are facing jail.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, news, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘The government has agreed to stop deporting people under an immigration rule designed to tackle terrorism and those judged to be a threat to national security pending a review, after the Guardian highlighted numerous cases in which the power was being misused.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in human rights, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Anti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent” strategy over modern slavery that is failing its victims, following the resignation of Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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