Woman nearly deported after 50 years in UK wins leave to remain – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2018 in deportation, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘A grandmother who was told she was an illegal immigrant, detained in an immigration removal centre and threatened with deportation despite having lived in Britain for 50 years has finally received official leave to remain in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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High Court quashes guidance on deporting EEA nationals who are sleeping rough – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 18th, 2017 in freedom of movement, homelessness, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets in Greater London — the figure has more than doubled since 2017.[1] This includes people of all nationalities, and a significant number of EEA nationals.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th December 2017

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Government policy on rough sleeping by EEA nationals unlawful: High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 18th, 2017 in freedom of movement, homelessness, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘The Government’s policy of treating rough sleeping by EEA nationals as an abuse of EU treaty rights, rendering the individuals liable to removal if proportionate to do so, is unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th December 2017

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Indefinite Detention and the Rule of Law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 13th, 2017 in deportation, detention, immigration, news, rule of law, time limits by sally

‘On 1 December 2017 an event in Temple Church with the Bar Council in collaboration with Refugee Tales, an outreach project whose aim is to see the end of indefinite immigration detention, saw an announcement of new recommendations for reform of the system of immigration detention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th December 2017

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Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An investigation has been launched after the death of a 12th immigration detainee this year.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

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Robert Craig: The Fall-out from Evans: Positioning Roszkowski and Privacy International in a Post-Evans Constitutional Landscape (Part 2) – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘This post is in two parts. The first post (available here) addressed the detail of McCombe LJ’s judgment in Roszkowski v Secretary State for the Home Department (‘Roszkowski’) and in particular the impact of the differing judgments in R (Evans) v Attorney General (‘Evans’). This second post puts forward an alternative argument not canvassed in Evans or Roszkowski. A version of the argument was first suggested in a case note on Evans written by the author in the Modern Law Review. This second post also addresses some implications for Privacy International.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 11th December 2017

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Retained Worker Status: When Does an EEA Student Remain a Worker for the Purposes of the EEA Regulations? – Drystone Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in civil partnerships, EC law, education, immigration, news by sally

‘I was recently instructed by Sterling & Law LLP in an EEA appeal against the refusal of permanent residence. The Appellant was a non-EEA national in a civil partnership with her wife, an EEA national. The Appellant sought to establish that she was entitled to permanent residence having lived in the UK in accordance with the EEA Regulations for five years.’

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Drystone Chambers, 1st December 2017

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Dramatic decline in access to legal help for immigration detainees, reports charity – Legal Voice

Posted December 7th, 2017 in detention, immigration, law centres, legal representation, news, reports by sally

‘The number of immigration detainees with no access to legal representation while in detention has tripled in the past few months, a new survey published by the immigration detention charity BID has indicated.’

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Legal Voice, 6th December 2017

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Injustice in Immigration Detention – The Bar Council

Posted December 1st, 2017 in detention, immigration, legal representation, press releases by tracey

‘Migrants held in detention for too long with inadequate access to the courts or to legal help are among a catalogue of problems highlighted by ‘Injustice in Immigration Detention’, an independent report by Dr Anna Lindley of SOAS, published today.’

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The Bar Council, 30th November 2017

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Family of woman facing deportation after 50 years in UK demand apology – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2017 in deportation, detention, elderly, immigration, news by tracey

‘The family of a grandmother who was sent to an immigration detention centre and threatened with deportation to Jamaica, a country she left 50 years ago when she was 10, has called on the Home Office to apologise for the treatment she has received. The case of Paulette Wilson, 61, who was detained for a week at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre last month, has focused attention on other UK residents, now retired, who have lived in Britain since they were in primary school, who are being pursued by the Home Office. Most had no idea that there was anything wrong with their immigration status.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2017

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Rape victim arrested on immigration charges after going to police – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in immigration, news, rape, victims by sally

‘A woman who reported being kidnapped and raped was arrested on immigration charges while being cared for at a centre for sexual assault victims.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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Home Office faces High Court hearing over policy on rough sleeping EEA nationals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court is today [21 November] set to begin hearing a judicial review challenge to the Home Office’s policy towards rough sleeping EEA nationals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2017 in detention, immigration, news by sally

‘G4S has ordered an independent review into its running of an immigration removal centre, it has been reported, amid allegations of abuse of detainees by staff working there.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Defendant nationality declarations ‘offensive’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 17th, 2017 in bias, citizenship, immigration, magistrates, news by tracey

‘Making defendants in criminal proceedings declare their nationality is “offensive and objectionable”, the former president of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2017

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Yarl’s Wood immigration centre: Questions over need to detain women – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Two-thirds of women held at an immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report has revealed. Inspectors said the finding raised concerns about whether the women should have been detained at Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire, in the first place.’

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BBC news, 15th November 2017

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Defendants must reveal nationality in magistrates courts – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in bias, citizenship, immigration, magistrates, news by tracey

‘Defendants will have to disclose their nationality at their first appearance before magistrates in England and Wales from next week under powers that human rights groups say will undermine the right to a fair trial.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Home Office monitoring of missing foreign offenders criticised – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in deportation, fugitive offenders, immigration, news by tracey

‘Not enough is being done to find almost 56,000 absconded foreign nationals due to be deported, a report has said. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said efforts to monitor a further 80,000 foreign offenders and illegal immigrants was being “seriously compromised” by Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 14: Unlawful detention in immigration cases – 1 COR

Posted October 30th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news by sally

‘Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert discuss the difficulties around unlawful detention in immigration cases. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th October 2017

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Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘A “prompt” and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017

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What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case – RightsInfo

‘Last week, the Home Office lost a case over its controversial definition of “torture,” which the High Court ruled was unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 16th October 2017

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