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There’s no amnesty. That’s all. I wish it wasn’t necessary to repeat this, but good immigration lawyers and good community groups are reporting increasing numbers of walk-in clients who have been charged large sums to make an application under the alleged amnesty, and now some idiot has put out a press release saying that there is an amnesty. You just have to read the biographical stuff at the bottom to see what a self-important bottom-feeder this bloke is.

Generating self-publicity and probably income through ignorant misinformation of this kind should be severely punished. I really hope the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, the regulator for this firm, gets on his case. Failed asylum seekers will be paying some consultant or solicitor to hand them in to the Home Office for removal in the illusory hope that they will be granted status.

Information direct from the Home Office through stakeholder meetings is that they are hand-picking easy cases to remove and have notified the courts that there is likely to be an increase in activity in coming months as cases get refused. There have already been several compassionate cases I’ve heard of being refused after submitting the questionnaires I mentioned in my last post on this subject.

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  1. Does anybody know which cases have been refused under the case resolution exercise? Could anybody clarify “compassionate cases”?