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A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 2 December 2019 to 9 December 2019.

Case Law: 

Akinyemi v SSHD [2019] EWCA Civ 2098.

Public interest in the deportation of foreign criminals (s117C) – moveable rather than fixed quality/flexible – reliance on Maslov v Austria [2009] INLR 47 – appeal allowed.


Country Guidance:

  1. Egypt: country policy and information notes.

Policy Guidance:

  1. Employer sponsorship: restricted certificate allocations.
  2. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and leaving care: funding instructions.
  3. India – tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa.
  4. General grounds for refusal: false representation.


  1. General election 2019: Tory plan to improve border security after Brexit.
  2. General election 2019: PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit.
  3. Freedom from Torture says Supreme Court judgment on false imprisonment of asylum seekers is scathing indictment of Home Office practices.
  4. Two recent EU reports look at asylum procedures for children and integration for child refugees, via EIN
  5. Hostile Environment by Maya Goodfellow review – how immigrants became scapegoats.
  6. Both Labour and Tory migration plans ‘would worsen NHS staffing.’
  7. Data shows 90% of EU settlement scheme appeals successful.
  8. Election 2019: How significant is immigration to the UK?
  9. Critics attack Johnson’s plan for ‘Australian-style’ migration system. PM accused of misleading voters and not understanding value of non-high-skilled jobs.
  10. Woman’s vital cancer treatment delayed over £150k NHS charge.
  11. ‘Sometimes the world goes feral’ – 11 odes to Europe.
  12. Boris Johnson gives more details on post-Brexit immigration system and the categories of visas to be issued.
Sheraaz Hingora

Sheraaz Hingora is a Barrister specialising in Family law, Immigration, Human Rights and unlawful detention matters at Clarendon Park Chambers.

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