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Immigration update podcast, episode 44


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Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I’m starting with a run through of a few relevant bits of news and some blog posts to highlight rather than cover in depth, then moving on to a series of cases and posts about deportation, some material on different aspects of family immigration including the MM case and the financial rules for spouses, and ending with some human rights and a few procedural issues. There’s quite a lot to fit in!

The material is all drawn from the August 2017 blog posts on Free Movement.

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The main content of the downloadable 25 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:

Quick mentions and news

How complex is UK immigration law and is this a problem?

Briefing: How expensive are UK immigration applications and is this a problem?

New official Administrative Court judicial review guide for 2017

UK’s Home Office issues $118m digitisation tender for immigration

Study finds asylum judges fail to assist vulnerable appellants

Trainee solicitor convicted of providing illegal immigration advice as Prime Legal Solicitors

Syrians can now upgrade to full refugee status: new form issued


Court of Appeal considers revocation of deportation order where deportee returns early in breach of the order

Court of Appeal reiterates effect of orders in the family courts on deportation decisions

Operation Nexus police/immigration joint working unsuccessfully challenged in High Court

Upper Tribunal on readmission of EU nationals to attend deportation appeal hearings

What is the law governing the deportation of EU nationals?

Family immigration

Home Office makes changes to Appendix FM Minimum Income Rule following MM case

A genuine couple can enter in a marriage of convenience, says High Court

Immigration and nationality law for adopted children

Human rights

Article 3 and the extradition of a British national to Taiwan

How not to support a victim of human trafficking: a demonstration by the Home Office in R (FT) v SSHD


Upper Tribunal provides guidance in cases of judicial bias

How to correct a mistake in a country guidance case

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