A summary of the latest developments in Immigration law between 2 June 2020 to 9 June 2020.
117D(2)(c) of the 2002 Act – “caused serious harm” – what matters is the harm caused by the particular offence”- not general harm caused by that type of offending – “harm” – include “psychological, emotional or economic harm.”
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance:
- Visa extensions for health workers during coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Travellers exempt from border rules in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from English border rules.
- Adults at risk in immigration detention. Interim instruction added on the consideration of detention decisions in relation to coronavirus.
- Non-EU spouses of UK nationals in visa limbo after job cuts and furloughs. Couples fear they will not meet income threshold as a result of economic impact of coronavirus.
- Hammer blow for access to justice’: Trafficking victims will be left with no legal representation under ‘ill-considered’ new rules, lawyers warn | The Independent
- Coronavirus lockdown: charities raise alarm as thousands face poverty. Boris Johnson refuses to support immigrants who have lost jobs and have no recourse to public funds | UK news | The Guardian
- David Davis warns Priti Patel that ‘cruel’ indefinite detention of immigrants is making modern slavery worse
- BA refuses to meet Home Secretary over quarantine plans.
- Boris Johnson lays out visa offer to nearly 3m Hong Kong citizens | Hong Kong