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Weekly Immigration Update 1 June 2020


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

A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 26 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.

Guidance:

Coronavirus (Covid-19):

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Response times updated.
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration and borders

Country Guidance:

  1. Guidance: Iraq: country policy and information notes

General Guidance:

  1. Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances.

News:

  1. Boris Johnson is a picture of ignorance on immigration
  2. I’m alive because of immigration from Hong Kong – but the UK needs to do much more than issue passports
  3. Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
  4. Home Office statistical report highlights large fall in numbers across the immigration system due to Covid-19 pandemic
  5. If Boris Johnson is baffled by Britain’s cruel migration laws he should change them | Satbir Singh
  6. Lancet Migration calls for suspension of the NHS visitor and migrant cost recovery programme
  7. UK will extend visa rights for 300,000 Hong Kong residents
  8. UK asylum applications fall sharply during lockdown
  9. Windrush scandal: only 60 victims given compensation so far
  10. I’m alive because of immigration from Hong Kong – but the UK needs to do much more than issue passports
  11. Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?
  12. 12% of UK immigration staff had Covid-19 symptoms from January to April. Nearly 2,000 Border Force and UK Visas & Immigration staff recorded a period of sickness.
  13. UK opens door to citizenship for 300,000 HK residents
  14. Brexit changed immigrant perceptions for the better: Study
  15. The Windrush scandal TV drama: ‘People will be up in arms when they see this’ | Windrush scandal | The Guardian
  16. Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration publishes inspection of Home Office’s administrative review process
  17. The new immigration rules are not really about Brexit. They’re about ripping off workers | Daniel Trilling

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