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Immigration roundup podcast: April 2023


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This month we talk more about the Illegal Migration Bill and its potential consequences, the right way to go about tackling the asylum backlog, Colin’s suggestion of a new British Citizenship Act, the resumption of hostile environment bank account closures, we run through a load of cases and end by talking about some business immigration issues. 

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The podcast follows the running order below.


How does the Illegal Migration Bill breach the Refugee Convention?

Illegal Migration Bill: helping force refugees into illegality and danger

Could ‘safe and legal routes’ stop the boats?

If the Illegal Migration Bill is unworkable, what can the government do instead?

Amendments to the Illegal Migration Bill attack basic legal rights and processes

Two ways to address the asylum backlog and improve access to justice

Other policy news

It is time for a new British Citizenship Act for the post-Brexit era

Home Office resume bank account closures


High Court rejects challenge by Afghan families to hotel move

High Court dismisses challenge to family reunion rules for refugee children

Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 ouster clause found effective

Court of Appeal re-affirms restrictive parameters of domestic violence provisions in immigration rules

Exceptional circumstances in a spouse or partner visa application under Appendix FM


How to apply for a Senior or Specialist Worker visa

Reporting hybrid working patterns: new sponsor obligations

Good news!

Visit visa operations are “refreshingly well run”

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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.