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UK election 2019: how the main parties compare on immigration

By Erica Consterdine via The Conversation, 05 December 2019
Britain is heading to the polls for the fourth time in four years. Immigration dominated much of the 2015 general election and was at the heart of the referendum debate. With the manifestos out, it's time to reflect on what the parties propose on immigration. In essence, the…

Case Preview: DN (Rwanda): Lumba and Sequential Decisions

By Eleanor Mitchell, UK Supreme Court Blog, 29 November 2019
In October this year the Supreme Court heard the appeal in DN (Rwanda) – an important case which will take its place in the line of authority comprising Lumba [2011] UKSC 12 and Kambadzi [2011] UKSC 23. In particular, the Court's judgment will authoritatively determine the circumstances…

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore

By Thoi Nguyen, 12 November 2019
The tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese in the U.K. shine a harsh light on Vietnam's longstanding problem of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a big problem in Vietnam. Men, women, and children are trafficked for many reasons, including for sexual and labor exploitation, domestic slavery…

Costs in Immigration Judicial Review Proceedings

By Jasmine Theilgaard, Richmond Chambers, 11 November 2019
As outlined in our previous series of blog posts, immigration judicial review allows you to challenge decisions by the Home Office when the decision does not attract a right of appeal or administrative review. An important consideration when deciding whether to pursue immigration judicial…

Home Office sticks to its guns on paragraph 322(5)

By Asad Ali Khan, 05 November 2019
In Balajigari [2019] EWCA Civ 673 (discussed here), the Court of Appeal held that the use of paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules in the cases of highly skilled Tier 1 (General) migrants (T1GMs) was "legally flawed" because SSHD decision-makers jumped to the unfair conclusion that…

Court of Appeal: Article 8 assessments are fact intensive

By Asad Ali Khan, 14 October 2019
GM (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1630 (04 October 2019) GM arrived in the UK from Sri Lanka as a student in 2010 and in August 2012 she married another Sri Lankan national. Their first child was born on 31 October 2012. Her student visa expired…

Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

By Dr. Catherine Taroni, Richmond Chambers, 02 October 2019
On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. In a Chen (C-200/02) Derivative Residence…

Avoiding real injustices: re-opening finally determined civil appeals

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 13 September 2019
In a rare step, the Court of Appeal has granted an application to re-open an appeal where the judge deciding it did not have the right documents and the appellant had nowhere else to turn for a remedy against a Home Office family visa refusal. Low on the bucket-list of Lord Justices of…
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