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Immigration Update 20 January 2020


Sheraaz Hingora is a Barrister specialising in Immigration and Asylum law, Public law, Family law and false imprisonment claims at Clarendon Park Chambers.
20 Jan 2020

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


Guidance:

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.

News:

  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

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