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Immigration roundup podcast: April 2024

In the April roundup Colin and Sonia cover the new Rwanda Act and the process for sending a person to Rwanda, challenges to the use of the inadmissibility process, the government’s response to the increase in arrivals of Vietnamese nationals and the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report into deprivation of British Citizenship.

We also look at cases including the man with indefinite leave to remain who has been prevented from returning to the UK for over 15 due to a Home Office error, a complex EU deportation decision, a case involving children separated from families during the evacuation of Kabul and many others.

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The 48 minute podcast follows the running order below:

Asylum (00:20)

Briefing: Safety of Rwanda Act – what happens now?

How to get clients out of inadmissibility limbo and into the asylum system

Upper Tribunal gives guidance on assessing well-founded fear under the Nationality and Borders Act

Person with indefinite leave unable to return to the UK for over 15 years after Home Office mistake

Latest Home Office statistics show Vietnamese nationals are the government’s likely next target

Somali refugee’s conviction for possessing a false identity document quashed by Court of Appeal

New route to be set up to reunite children separated from family in Afghanistan evacuations and the Home Secretary breaches duty of candour again

Procedural fairness requires reasons to be given in Afghan resettlement refusals

Human rights (29:15)

Supreme Court finds no human right to legal status if it’s your own fault you can’t be removed

Briefing: How to make a change of conditions application and remove the ‘no recourse to public funds’ restriction

Deportation (35:57)

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against deportation by woman who has lived in the UK since 1985

Upper Tribunal provides guidance on the deportation of EU nationals for pre-Brexit conduct

Citizenship (42:00)

Independent Chief Inspector’s report on deprivation of citizenship shows a high number of stalled cases

OISC (44:42)

New OISC code of practice will take effect from 1 September 2024

EU (46:00)

Upper Tribunal confirms that appellants lost their rights under EU law once sponsor lost his EU citizenship

Updated (46:50)

What are the financial requirements for UK spouse and partner visas?

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

How to apply for a UK spouse or partner visa

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Sonia Lenegan

Sonia Lenegan is an experienced immigration, asylum and public law solicitor. She has been practising for over ten years and was previously legal director at the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and legal and policy director at Rainbow Migration. Sonia is the Editor of Free Movement.


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