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1806, 2018

Changes to the Immigration Rules for Doctors and Nurses – Tier 2 Visa Cap removed

By |June 18th, 2018|

A new statement has been published, exempting both doctors and nurses from the current Tier 2 visa cap. The stated change to the immigration rules will be enforced on Friday 6th July 2018 but it may not be permanent.

2205, 2018

Highly Skilled Migrants fall victim to the “hostile environment” policy

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Following on from the “Windrush” scandal that has dominated the immigration news is the last few months, the Guardian newspaper has in the last few weeks been highlighting the case of highly skilled migrants seeking indefinite leave to remain in the UK being threatened with removal by the Home Office due to their broad hand use of rule 322(5) of the Immigration Rules to refuse applications on the basis of “bad character”. The Guardian reported that around 1,000 skilled migrants are “wrongly facing deportation”.

2205, 2018

Will EU nationals be the latest Victims of the “Hostile Environment” Policy

By |May 22nd, 2018|

During Theresa May's time as Secretary of State for the Home Department, measures were taken to create a "hostile environment" policy for those who do not have the right to reside in the United Kingdom. The basic principle behind this policy is to force people to prove their right to reside within the United Kingdom. This included renting a home, accessing healthcare or applying for a driving licence. This essentially meant public and private sector workers became enforcers of immigration control.

1304, 2018

Law Society finds that there are ‘serious flaws’ in the UK immigration system

By |April 13th, 2018|

Almost 50% of decisions that go to appeal in England and Wales are overturned which the law Society argues means that the system is "seriously flawed". Furthermore the Law Society throws a word of caution in that they argue that this issue needs to be fixed before Brexit takes effect.

1204, 2018

The Price of Love – Partner & Spouse Visas

By |April 12th, 2018|

In July 2012 the Home Office introduced changes to the immigration rules regarding the requirements to enter the UK as the partner of a person present and settled in this country as part of attempts to control immigration from outside Europe, arguing that the rules would ensure no incoming families would burden the UK taxpayer.

1004, 2018

An asylum applicant must be present in the United Kingdom in order to be granted permission to stay as a refugee

By |April 10th, 2018|

The Court of Appeal in the case of AB v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 383 had to decide whether under the immigration rules in order for a person to be granted refugee status, that person had to be present in the country at the time that a decision was to be made. The Court of Appeal found that this was a requirement.

604, 2018

Owning and running a business in the UK

By |April 6th, 2018|

The court looked at whether someone running a business in the UK may rely on this as evidence of established private life under Article 8 of the ECHR. The appeal was dismissed but the court’s comments on the issue of private life will be useful for anyone who is in similar circumstances and seeking to rely on Article 8.

2402, 2018

120 detainees at Yarl’s Wood IRC on hunger strike in protest of inhumane conditions

By |February 24th, 2018|

On the 21 February 2018 over 100 detained women at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) went on hunger strike in protest of the inhumane conditions and offensive practices of the Home Office.

2302, 2018

Supreme Court overrules historic gender discrimination in British Citizenship

By |February 23rd, 2018|

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court gave a ruling in relation to British citizenship by descent applications by overruling the historic discrimination contained in the historic law regarding British nationality. The ruling means that British citizenship applications may now become open to people who previously were not eligible to apply.

2202, 2018

UK reached visa cap for skilled non-EU workers

By |February 22nd, 2018|

The UK has reached its cap for skilled non-EU workers for the third month in a row, consequently this has created greater staffing crisis for NHS and other employers. There is fear that this is turning into a long-term problem that could dramatically affect the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

2002, 2018

Court of Appeal ruling declares SSHD’s Stance on Residence Permits for Victims of Trafficking as Unlawful

By |February 20th, 2018|

The Court of Appeal in the case of PK (Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98, held that "compelling personal circumstances" for granting limited leave as a victim of trafficking under the SSHD's guidance had failed to lawfully reflect Article 14(1)(a) of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

1601, 2018

New changes in the immigration rules add an additional obstacle for partners of points based system migrants in obtaining indefinite leave to remain

By |January 16th, 2018|

New changes in the immigration rules add an additional obstacle for partners of points based system migrants in obtaining indefinite leave to remain

1201, 2018

immigration insecurity and enforcement negatively impacts the whole family

By |January 12th, 2018|

A research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by Dr Melanie Griffiths from University of Bristol looked on how precarious immigration status impacts on family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

1001, 2018

Universities join pilot plan for easier foreign student visas

By |January 10th, 2018|

Edinburgh University is one of twenty-three Universities in the UK and Scotland that have reportedly agreed to take part in a pilot scheme designed to make it easier for foreign students to get visas to study and eventually find permanent work in the United Kingdom.

2912, 2017

European Court of Justice rules self-employed EU citizens can retain worker rights if unemployed

By |December 29th, 2017|

An EU citizen who, after more than one year, has ceased to work in a self-employed capacity in another Member State because of an absence of work owing to reasons beyond his control retains the status of self-employed person and, consequently, a right to reside in that Member State.

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