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Four principles that should guide our future immigration system

By Esenam Agubretu, 31 December 2019
Boris Johnson's resounding victory in the recent election has been interpreted as a mandate for taking the UK out of the EU. A future immigration system stands prominent amongst the priorities for shaping the UK's post-Brexit future. Immigration has undeniably contributed to the economic…

Good Character and Breach of Immigration Laws

By Zarina Rahman, Richmond Chambers, 17 December 2019
One of the requirements in order to register or naturalise as a British Citizen is to be of 'good character'. This applies to anyone over the age of 10 at the date of application. This requirement has been discussed in detail in a previous blog post. This post looks at one aspect of good…

New Judgment: Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] UKSC 59

By Matrix Legal Support Service, UK Supreme Court Blog, 16 December 2019
Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah [2019] UKSC 59: These appeals raised common issues regarding the scope of the Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l'emploi (Case C-34/09) [2012] QB 265 ("Zambrano") principle which…

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…
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