A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 20 January 2020 to 3 February 2020.
Where s.104(4A) applies to an appeal, neither the FtT nor the UT has any jurisdiction unless and until a notice is given in accordance with s.104(4B) – UT has power to extend time for a s.104(4B) notice.
Re “grace periods” – time allowed for SSHD, once detention has ceased to comply with the Hardial Singh principles, to make suitable arrangements for release.
Reconsideration – no real prospect of success on its merits – Denton test – 2 year delay – no good reason for delay – dismissed.
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules:
- Immigration Act 2014 – appeals.
- Visiting the UK from 1 January 2021
- Bangladesh – country policy and information notes.
- Pakistan – country policy and information notes.
- Iraq – country policy and information notes. Removed ‘Country policy and information note: Ba’athists, Iraq, November 2016’ and replaced attachment with ‘Country policy and information note: Ba’athists, Iraq, January 2020’.
- Home Office lawyers routinely deploying ‘legally unsound’ arguments in court, say immigration solicitors
- New Australian-style point based immigration system ‘to be introduced in UK by the end of the year’
- Windrush scandal: ‘A billion pounds can’t buy back my happiness’
- Top EU official Tells Johnson to face ‘dose of realism’ as PM claims Brexit now crossing ‘finish line’
- Home Office admits some immigration data ‘only held on paper’
- Brexit bill passes parliament as Johnson overturns Lords amendments. Opposition MPs condemn government after defeat of Dubs measure on child refugees.
- Windrush man who served in British army for nine years told there is no record of him.
- Brexit: Business leaders call on Priti Patel to lower minimum wage for migrant workers
- Bosses set out immigration priorities after Brexit. The UK’s largest business, trade and education bodies have set out their priorities for a post-Brexit immigration system.
- Press release: Home Office announce new visa scheme to come into effect on 20 February. Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world’s brightest and best.
- Priti Patel vows tough immigration rules ahead of government commissioned review.
- Migrant salary threshold fall ‘would boost public sector.’ Skilled migrants (outside EU) currently need a job offer with a minimum salary of £30,000. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said it should fall to £25,600 for all workers.
- Migration committee advises against full points-based system for UK. Independent migration advisory committee has rejected a full shift to an Australian points-based system (PBS).
- UK & EEA EFTA States sign Separation Agreement. “Agreement protects rights of 17k UK nationals in EEA EFTA States & 15k EEA EFTA nationals in UK, ensuring at the end of the Transition Period they will enjoy broadly the same rights as they do now.”
- ‘The Home Office is destroying their lives’: Father-of-two set to be deported to Jamaica after being ‘unlawfully’ detained.’
- Home Office Promotional material – EU Settlement Scheme: introduction for employers.
- Brexit: Do Britons now agree about leaving the EU? where does the public now stand on Brexit and what do they think it should mean for immigration and the economy?
- Brexit: UK to quit EU at 23:00 GMT, as PM promises ‘new dawn.’ In a video message to be released an hour earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson – who led the 2016 campaign to leave – will call Brexit a “new dawn”.
- Home Secretary, Priti Patel, writes in The Sun: “I am proud to be part of a Government that got Brexit done – now let’s unleash brilliant Britain.”
- UK begins new chapter outside European Union. European leaders have expressed sadness at the UK leaving the EU, with France’s Emmanuel Macron emphasising Britain’s “unrivalled ties” with the French.
- Brexit: Britain ‘will not be aligning with EU rules’ . Dominic Raab argued agreeing to stick strongly with EU regulations would “defeat the point of Brexit”.
- Brexit and the first of many tests for our parliamentary system.
- Speak only English’ posters racially aggravated, say police. ‘Happy Brexit Day’ sign at Norwich flats said foreign tongues would not be tolerated.