Immigration DNA testing: supporting an application with DNA evidence – Family Law

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in citizenship, DNA, evidence, families, immigration, news by tracey

‘Casey Randall, Head of DNA at AlphaBiolabs, explores what family law professionals need to know about DNA testing for immigration purposes, including when a client might wish to submit DNA evidence, and which relationship tests are best for immigration applications.’

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Family Law, 18th March 2022

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Home Office stops married couple being together for birth of first child – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in birth, freedom of movement, immigration, married persons, news by tracey

‘A married couple have been left “broken” and in “shock” after being barred by the Home Office from being together for the birth of their first baby, due in the next few days.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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Right to Work Checks – EIN Blog

Posted March 18th, 2022 in employment, fines, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has recently published information about civil penalties that were imposed between 1 July to 30 September 2021. Civil penalties are imposed on organisations which have employed an individual who does not have permission to work. If found to be employing workers who do not have the right to work, employers can face a penalty of up to £20,000 per worker. During the 3-month period that the Home Office’s guidance covers, 8 civil penalties were imposed on employers in the North West of England.’

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EIN Blog, 17th March 2022

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Ministers ‘failing to protect’ people trafficked to UK as modern slaves – The Guardian

‘Ministers are failing to protect people trafficked to Britain as modern slaves, the government’s own expert has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2022

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Domestic abuse: The ‘forgotten’ victims failed by the system – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2022 in domestic violence, immigration, news, victims by tracey

‘Many women arrive in the UK in a happy relationship and the legal right to live with their partner. But some of those relationships break down and turn into a life of physical and sexual abuse. For those with an insecure immigration status, it can be difficult to escape, with very few legal rights and limited access to help. One charity is calling for better support for these “forgotten” victims of domestic abuse.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2022

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‘Surinder Singh’ Route to Close On 29 March 2022 – EIN Blog

Posted March 8th, 2022 in brexit, families, immigration, married persons, news by tracey

‘On 29 March 2022 at 2300 GMT, the route for British Citizens to make applications under the EU Settlement Scheme for family permits for their family members to return with or join them in the UK will close.’

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EIN Blog, 7th March 2022

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Transport operators face £2,000 fines for bringing Ukrainians without visas to UK – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in fines, immigration, news, refugees, transport, Ukraine, visas by tracey

‘Transport operators face fines of up to £2,000 per person if they bring Ukrainian refugees without the right visas to the UK, The Independent can reveal as hundreds reach Calais.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

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Convicted people-smugglers ordered to pay over £30,000 in confiscation orders – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Four convicted people smugglers, who assisted in the unlawful immigration of 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, have been ordered to pay £31,493.47 in confiscation orders.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd March 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Home Office to pay UK resident £5,750 for 10-hour Calais detention – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2022 in brexit, compensation, detention, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has agreed to pay nearly £6,000 in a settlement to an EU citizen it detained at the border in a post-Brexit crackdown on Europeans entering the country last year.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2022

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Competition watchdog probes Mitie over immigration centre contracts – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2022 in competition, government departments, immigration, news, public procurement by tracey

‘The UK competition regulator has launched an investigation into whether outsourcing firm Mitie Group has broken competition law in relation to a procurement process for immigration removal centre contracts run by the Home Office.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2022

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Will The UK Welcome People Fleeing Putin’s War In Ukraine? – Each Other

‘As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, questions rage, alongside the war, about how the UK should protect Ukrainians seeking refuge.’

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Each Other, 1st March 2022

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Lords reject clause in bill criminalising refugees who arrive by irregular route – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2022 in bills, citizenship, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘Boris Johnson’s nationality and borders bill has suffered four defeats in the House of Lords, including the removal of a crucial plank of the government’s immigration strategy that would have criminalised refugees who arrive in the UK through an irregular route.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

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Home Secretary orders wide-ranging review of Border Force – Home Office

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in customs and excise, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has ordered a wide-ranging, independent review of Border Force to assess its structure, powers, funding and priorities to ensure it can keep pace with rapidly evolving threats and continue to protect the border, maintain security and prevent illegal migration.’

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Home Office, 17th February 2022

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Relaxing of care-worker immigration rules comes into force – The Independent

Posted February 15th, 2022 in care workers, immigration, news, regulations by tracey

‘Social care providers will be able to recruit overseas workers to fill vacancies under relaxed immigration rules that came into force on Tuesday.’

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The Independent, 15th February 2022

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Donnchadh Greene and Gabriel Tan: Statutory Interpretation and Citizenship: D4 v SSHD and PRCBC v SSHD – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘This piece considers two recent decisions – one by the Court of Appeal (“CA”): D4 v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 33, and the other by the Supreme Court (“SC”): R (The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] UKSC 3 (“PRCBC”). At a general level, the cases raised similar issues: both involved challenges to delegation legislation on grounds that they were ultra vires; both related to citizenship – D4 about its deprivation, PRCBC about its conferral. This piece seeks to draw some threads from the two cases about statutory interpretation and the common law in the context of citizenship.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 9th February 2022

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Latest News on The EU Settlement Scheme for 2022 – EIN Blog

Posted February 7th, 2022 in brexit, EC law, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, visas by tracey

‘It is now over 3 years since the UK Home Office launched the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) on 21st January 2019 in readiness for Brexit. According to the latest government data, as of the end of December 2021, 6,385,500 EUSS applications have been received, 333,200 of these arriving after the deadline of 30th June 2021. So far, 6,057,400 EUSS applications have been processed, resulting in 52% of applicants receiving settled status, 41% receiving pre-settled status, and 3% receiving a refusal. Their data also shows that EUSS applications received since 30th June 2021 have been a mix of late applicants, joining family members, and those moving from pre-settled to settled status. Here we look at the conclusions of the latest EUSS inspection by the Independent Chief Inspector of Border and Immigration and some of the issues applicants are now experiencing with their applications and getting help.’

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EIN Blog, 3rd February 2022

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Supreme Court throws out legal challenge against £1,012 child citizenship fee – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has thrown out a legal challenge against the government’s £1,000 child citizenship fee, which campaigners argue many children cannot afford.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2022

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Sri Lankan man left in immigration limbo for decades can stay in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2022 in appeals, delay, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘A man who came to the UK to train as an accountant almost 40 years ago and was left homeless after a catalogue of Home Office delays has finally been granted leave to remain months before his 70th birthday.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2022

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Age assessment and the Kent Intake Unit social worker guidance – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has ruled that the Home Office acted unlawfully in detaining unaccompanied young people for age assessments at a port in Kent. Shu Shin Luh and Antonia Benfield explain why.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th January 2022

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How will the right to work in the UK change in 2022? – EIN Blog

Posted January 28th, 2022 in brexit, EC law, employment, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The individuals who have the right to work in the UK has changed since the Brexit agreement came into effect, and we are likely to see some of the biggest impacts of this over the next year. That means that how people come into the country and the checks that they are subject to could be facing an overhaul, so here we take a look at how the right to work in the UK is likely to change in 2022.’

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EIN Blog, 25th January 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk