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Immigration roundup podcast: February 2023


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This month Sonia and I talk a bit about denaturalisation generally and the case of Shamima Begum specifically, we cover the new streamlined asylum process and a few other asylum-related blog posts and then we run through a few cases. We manage to keep things a bit shorter than normal, but watch out for our coverage of the Illegal Migration Bill, which will be available separately.

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The 30-minute podcast follows the running order below.


Security tribunal finds Shamima Begum was trafficked but she loses anyway

Book review: Stephanie DeGooyer’s Before Borders: A legal and literary history of naturalization

Bad cases make bad law: the unintended consequences of denaturalising bad guys

Deception and denaturalisation: seek and you shall find


Latest asylum stats show the Home Office failing on all fronts

New streamlined asylum process

Does 10 year ‘temporary refugee protection’ status breach of the Refugee Convention?

New policy: temporary permission to stay for victims of human trafficking

Trafficking victims should get leave during their asylum claim


Immigration officers don’t have to corroborate your story

No damages for unlawful no recourse to public funds policy

Differential treatment of Ukrainian and Afghan applications justified on national security grounds

Not all procedural errors need to be remitted says Upper Tribunal

More bad news from the Upper Tribunal for extended family members of EU citizens

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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.