A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 30 December 2019 to 8 January 2020.
Iraq Country Guidance – Indiscriminate violence – documentation and feasibility of return – internal relocation within GOI controlled Iraq – Iraqi Kurdish Region.
- The UTIAC London will be issuing Judicial Review orders and substantive decisions for statutory appeals electronically as of 3 February 2020 where an email address has been provided.
House of Commons:
- House of Commons Library publishes updated briefing paper on the deportation of foreign national offenders.
- Brexit: EU citizens face paying £4,345 ‘teachers’ tax’ to work in UK for five years.
- Home Office faces legal cases over Zimbabwean asylum seekers. Legality of allowing Harare officials to interview those awaiting removal questioned.
- 130 people convicted for smuggling migrants into Britain
- Brexit: Britain’s imminent departure from EU causing surge in dangerous channel crossings, immigration officers’ union warns
- Visa applications: Home Office refuses to reveal ‘high risk’ countries. Campaigners criticise decision not to reveal data in algorithm that filters UK visa applications.
- Chef wrongly branded sex offender faces removal from UK. Home Office trying to remove Saiful Islam despite apology and offer of compensation
- Thousands of asylum seekers not reporting rapes due to Home Office stigma and ‘culture of disbelief’