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Immigration update podcast, episode 48


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Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I cover some changes to the Immigration Rules, the latest Brexit developments and a trio of decisions on deportation. I then mention two cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union – one judgment and one referral – before finishing on some of the other case law we covered on the blog in December, which includes an interesting Supreme Court decision on deprivation of citizenship.

The material is all drawn from the December 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:

Immigration Rules

New Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules: HC309


Settled status and citizens’ rights – what has been agreed?

How many EU citizens will be criminalised by Brexit?


Home Office policy on EU rough sleepers found unlawful

Basic procedural fairness applies even when removal windows used

Home Office EU deportation decision overturned for ignoring EU law

Court of Justice

Self-employed EU citizens who fall out of work retain worker status

Northern Ireland appeal case on “Chen parents” referred to EU court

Other cases

Supreme Court boost for people stripped of their British citizenship

People accused of TOEIC cheating have in-country right of challenge

Court of Appeal says test in Zambrano cases remains compulsion not choice

Visa conditions do not count unless notified in writing

A familiar nemesis: the Court of Appeal on “insurmountable obstacles”

The Immigration Act 2014 and the law of unintended consequences

Home Office penalised for conduct of litigation in unlawful detention case 

Rescue or empowerment? High Court considers definition of trafficking

Tribunal gives guidance on assessing truthfulness in asylum cases

Failure to provide evidence of right to work not a fair reason to dismiss

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Colin Yeo

Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.