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Another legacy cases update
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There are still quite a few people coming across this blog by searching for news about ‘Legacy’ cases. See previous posts on this if you are new to the subject. The news, such as it is, is that status still being granted in a lot of cases, apparently, but now without reasons being given. Previously some cases were coming through allowed with amazingly generous reasons being given (at least by normal Home Office standards).
If you are stuck in the queue and still waiting, some lawyers report that finding out the team and then name of the Home Office caseworker to whom the file has been allocated is the key. This is no mean feat in itself, and will require a certain amount of patience and perseverance on the telephone. With a specific named person to write to, it is then possible to send in representations setting out the reasons why the person should be allowed to stay, how settled he or she is in the UK and so on. A response is then, apparently, forthcoming.
Any comments from people with positive or negative Legacy decisions most welcome, as it would no doubt be useful to others.