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The Lost Women and Children: How No Recourse to Public Funds Condemns Thousands

By Alexandra Jarvis, Immigration Advice Service, 16 July 2020
One of the cruellest clauses of the UK's hostile environment endeavour must be the No Resource to Public Funds (NRPF) condition. It was recently catapulted into the political spotlight as Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared not to know what NRPF was when confronted by Labour MP Stephen…

Exemption From Financial Requirements In Spouse Visa Extension

By Reiss Edwards, 10 July 2020
Non-EEA citizens applying for a UK family spouse visa need to understand and meet a large number of eligibility requirements in order to secure a positive decision by the Home Office, one of which relates to minimum annual income. Under this requirement, the applicant and their partner…

COVID-19: No clear plan on BAME vulnerabilities

By Raoul Walawalker, Immigration Advice Service, 11 June 2020
Before 25 May, the COVID-19 pandemic might have made the idea of global mass protests seem unimaginable. But then came the video of the killing of 46-year-old African American George Floyd in Minneapolis. Even more graphic than the choking of Eric Garner in New York in 2014, the video of…

NRPF regime breaches Article 3 of the ECHR and is unlawful

By Asad Ali Khan, 01 June 2020
R (W, A Child By His Litigation Friend J) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2020] EWHC 1299 (Admin) (21 May 2020) The "no recourse to public funds" or "NRPF" condition produces the effect of making its subjects ineligible for almost all benefits paid from…

COVID-19: Immigration Advice For International Students In The UK

By Reiss Edwards, 20 May 2020
Every year, almost half a million international students come to the UK to study, of which over one-third are from outside of the European Union. COVID-19 has, however, put a 'spanner in the works' meaning that educational establishments across the UK are closed except for distance…

Sole Representative Route Amendment and Failures of Legal Certainty

By Zoe Bantleman, Richmond Chambers, 15 May 2020
In the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules presented to Parliament in May 2020, released yesterday, the Secretary of State has made clear that she will significantly tighten the sole representative of an overseas business visa category from 4 June 2020. I long expected these…

COVID-19 & The Hostile Environment

By Holly Barrow, Immigration Advice Service, 14 May 2020
As the British public adapts to a new form of normality, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to shed light on critical, deep-rooted issues that have long plagued the UK. Stark inequalities have once more come to light, as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) individuals are suffering…
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