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Immigration roundup podcast: January 2023


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This month Sonia and I talk through various government policies all about being horrible to migrants. It’s a seemingly inexhaustible vein. Indeed, there aren’t many (any?) government immigration policies NOT about being horrible to migrants. We then move on to discuss a few different nationality law issues, including the mind-boggling case of Roehrig, which appears to have effectively denaturalised tens of thousands of British citizens at a stroke. Finally, we turn to some important but rather technical updates for the lawyers amongst you.

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The 50-minute podcast follows the running order below.

Government policy

The misguided allure of deterrence policy

Adults at risk in immigration detention annual report scrapped after highlighting inadequacies

High Court orders Home Secretary to immediately increase asylum support rates

Is it time for the UK to change its stance on asylum seekers working?

Operation Warm Welcome cools: over 9,000 Afghans still in temporary accommodation

Legal aid for asylum seekers is broken

Will in-country visa delays have long-term consequences for economic migration?

A modest proposal for reforming the immigration system: shorten key immigration routes


Revised guidance on section 4L British Nationality Act 1981: the Romein principle

The reasonably foreseeable consequences of depriving someone of British citizenship

High Court casts doubt on British citizenship of children of EU citizens

For lawyers…

“Upgrading” a visa application you have already made

Permission needs to be properly sought for video link evidence from abroad

Case disposed of in error after Secretary of State fails to comply with court directions

Is Chikwamba still relevant?

Durable partner rules dumbfound the Upper Tribunal

Identifying litigation friends for vulnerable migrants

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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.