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CJEU Cases and Changes to the EEA Regulations 2016

By Asad Ali Khan, 06 July 2018
The Immigration (European Economic Area)(Amendment) Regulations 2018 amend the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 in order to implement the effects of a string of judgments given by the CJEU. The new regulations come into forceon 24 July 2018.

A summary of Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC1154

By Master Legal Services, 05 July 2018
The changes to the Immigration Rules made by June's Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC1154) will take effect from tomorrow, 6 July 2018, however in relation to these changes, if an application has been made for entry clearance or leave to enter or remain before 6 July 2018, the application will be decided in accordance with the Immigration Rules in force on 5 July 2018. Main…

Free Movement: Home Office Softens its Stance on Retained Rights of Residence

By Asad Ali Khan, 25 June 2018
Baigazieva v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1088 (20 April 2018): In this case the Home Office extraordinarily conceded that for a third country national to retain residence rights in the UK under article 13(2)(a) of the Citizens' Directive (2004/38/EC) as a former spouse of an EEA national, the EEA spouse must have resided in the UK until the d

Home Office to pay damages for detention of immigrant claimant

By Frederick Powell, UK Human Rights Blog, 19 June 2018
R (on the application of Jollah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1260: 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…

Appealing UK Spouse Visa refusals

By Damon Culbert, Immigration Advice Service, 06 June 2018
The UK Spouse Visa is one of the most common visa types applied for in the UK. The number granted last year was higher than any other settlement visa (after students). Yet it’s also one of the most difficult to receive, owing to the strict requirements imposed upon it – including a £18,600 minimum income of the UK sponsor. The latest figures, however, show that in the last quarter of 2017,…

What does Brexit mean for thousands of EU nationals settled in the UK?

By Woodgrange Solicitors, 29 May 2018
Since the UK’s announcement to exit EU, there have been many reports about how Brexit will affect business and the economy and what its impact will be on the United Kingdom. Recently, a report has been provided by Migration Observatory that shows how Brexit will impact the EU nationals settled in the country.

Torture survivors and the Hostile Environment – how the Windrush scandal exposed the darkest corners of immigration policy

By Freedom from Torture, 08 May 2018
In Britain and worldwide people have been watching with horror as the Windrush scandal impacted on an ever growing number of people. A relentless stream of stories have emerged of people, mainly elderly Caribbean-born, who have been detained, threatened with deportation, refused healthcare, bank accounts, been made homeless and denied the right to work.
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