A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 28 October 2019 to 4 November 2019.
Asylum – LTTE – Torture – Stop list upon return – unexecuted arrest warrant – application of an incorrect standard by UT – reasonable likelihood – Allowed.
Unlawful detention – detention likely to lead to a risk of harm – Schedule 10 accommodation – duty to take reasonable steps to effect transfer within a reasonable time – finding of a violation of Article 8 ECHR.
Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber):
- Upper Tribunal Review: Sir Peter Lane and Judge Michael Clements review the year in the Immigration and Asylum Chambers via EIN.
- Sponsor guidance appendix A: supporting documents for sponsor applications. List of documents that businesses and education providers must provide with an application for a Tier 2, 4 or 5 sponsor licence.
- Tier 4 (General) Student and Tier 4 (Child) Student applications
- Sponsor guidance appendix D: keeping records for sponsorship.
- Sponsor guidance appendix F: Tier 5 (International Agreement) – sets out UK commitments in an EU Free Trade Agreement to which the UK is a signatory.
- Statelessness – a change to (1) the duration of limited leave granted to those who qualify for stateless leave from 30 months to 5 years (2) the process to follow when an applicant has an outstanding asylum claim.
- Tier 4 student: guidance for educators. Updated all 4 documents to reflect immigration rules changes.
- Turkey: country policy and information notes. Added fact finding report on Kurds, the HDP and the PKK.
- Moving to the UK after Brexit: EU citizens and their families. Status of Irish citizens: Irish citizens are not eligible to apply for European temporary leave to remain as their status in the UK is already protected.
- The Government’s £1,000 Citizenship Fee Is Nothing More Than Discrimination Against The Poor
- AI system for granting UK visas is biased, rights groups claim. Immigrant rights campaigners bring legal challenge to Home Office on algorithm that streams visa applicants, by The Guardian.
- Less than half of immigration centre detainees deported/removed last year, watchdog finds, by The Independent.
- Vietnamese migrants are not ‘lured’ by traffickers. They just want a better future, by The Guardian.
- Lorry deaths: police face trust problem over appeal to Vietnamese migrants, by The Guardian.
- Home Office cites Iraq in ‘copy and paste’ refusal letter to Jamaican man.
- A dizzying maze’: how the UK immigration system is geared to reject, by The Guardian
- Asylum seekers left with no heating in rat-infested homes due to ‘failing’ new Home Office contract, charities warn, by The Independent.
- British government ‘driving refugees to use deadly smuggling routes’ with migration policies, MPs find, by The Independent.
- Essex migrant lorry deaths should be wake-up call – MPs, by BBC.