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A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 28 April 2020 to 3 May 2020.

Caselaw:

AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17

Supreme Court departs from N-v-SSHD [2005] UKHL 31 – adopted the approach in Paposhvili-v-Belgium [2016] ECHR 1113 – exceptional circumstances in Article 3 medical cases does not only apply to ‘death bed’ cases, but also to being exposed to a serious, rapid and irreversible decline in health resulting in intense suffering. 


Guidance:

  1. EU Settlement Scheme: looked-after children and care leavers guidance
  2. Visa extensions for NHS and frontline health workers during coronavirus (COVID-19).
  3. Register as a British citizen if you were born on or after July 2006 and your mother was married to someone other than your natural father (form UKF(M)).
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Added guidance for frontline health workers working in different locations, carrying out supplementary work. The list of frontline workers affected expanded.
  5. Germany: residency – Information for UK nationals on applying for residency status in Germany.
  6. Dublin III Regulation – Updated guidance on Articles 13.2 and 17.2 of the Dublin Regulations, working with local authorities and timescales under Dublin Regulations.
  7. Responses to reports by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.
  8. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents.
  9. Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances

News:

  1. Coronavirus: PM must lift lockdown and extend Brexit transition, says Conservative Party donor | UK News | Sky News
  2. ‘Give refugees temporary leave to remain during Covid-19 crisis’ | Immigration and asylum | The Guardian
  3. Migrants told to rely on ‘investments and cash savings’ to meet visa requirements during lockdown | The Independent
  4. Coronavirus: Immigration detention centres in crisis – BBC News
  5. Home Office barred from deporting Zimbabwean with HIV | Human rights | The Guardian
  6. Deportation of man with HIV to Zimbabwe blocked by UK Supreme Court – BBC News
  7. Windrush backlog reaches 3,720 cases, Home Office reveals | Windrush scandal | The Guardian
  8. The Guardian view on immigration and Covid-19: old myths are exposed
  9. Priti Patel probe findings should be made public ‘as soon as possible’ – Labour – BBC News
  10. A key pillar of the hostile environment has just been backed by the appeal court | Immigration and asylum | The Guardian
  11. Kate Eves – Abuse of detainees at Brook House was truly shocking’ | Amelia Gentleman | Society | The Guardian
Sheraaz Hingora

Sheraaz Hingora is a Barrister specialising in Family law, Immigration, Human Rights and unlawful detention matters at Clarendon Park Chambers.

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