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A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 15 January 2020 to 20 January 2020.


General Guidance: 

  1. First-tier Tribunal bail – completing the bail summary guidance updated.
  2. General grounds for refusal – False representations: Tier 1 (General) earnings concerns.

Country Guidance:

  1. Sri Lanka – country policy and information notes. Report of a Home Office fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka added.
  2. Democratic Republic of the Congo: country policy and information notes – Unsuccessful asylum seekers, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 2020.


  1. Immigration system will ‘put people before passports’ – PM Boris Johnson
  2. Boris Johnson on collision course with big business groups as aides plan to ditch two-year hiatus before new immigration rules
  3. University of Wolverhampton and Mayor of London report examines the struggle of children and young people without secure immigration status
  4. Unsettled status: EU citizens want card to prove right to stay in UK. Poll finds 90% of EU citizens in UK fear discrimination without evidence of rights after Brexit
  5. Brexit: Boris Johnson to impose new restrictions on EU immigration two years earlier than planned
  6. Brexit – There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens – Verhofstadt.
  7. EU nationals are fearful. And after Windrush, they should be.
  8. 900,000 EU citizens in UK yet to apply for settled status. Despite take-up by 2.7 million, alarm over numbers granted weaker pre-settled status.
  9. Indian man feared being kicked out of the EU after Home Office incorrectly branded him a criminal
  10. Woman ‘feared for life’ after guards restrained her in immigration centre
  11. Yarl’s Wood detainee flung to floor ‘like a bag of cement’, court told
  12. Britain’s EU citizens ‘at risk of discrimination’ after Brexit, say MEPs
  13. European Parliament has ‘grave concerns’ about Home Office EU citizen settlement scheme
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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