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Immigration roundup podcast: July 2023


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We are a bit behind the times this month, catching up from the summer. This time Sonia and I cover not one but two statements of changes, the Illegal Migration Act, asylum withdrawals, the massive increase in fees, several legal updates on the rights of EU citizens and a load of cases, including one from the Supreme Court on Palestinian refugees.

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The 40 minute podcast follows the running order below.

Statement of changes

Statement of changes HC 1715: visa regime imposed on Dominica, Honduras, Namibia, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu

Statement of changes HC 1496: asylum, EU Settlement Scheme, and restrictions on students


The Illegal Migration Act 2023: what has changed?

Briefing: why and how is the Home Office treating more asylum claims as “withdrawn”?

What safe and legal routes are available for refugees to come to the United Kingdom?


OISC amends judicial review practice note to prevent advisers conducting litigation


New law confirms British citizenship for children of EU citizens born in UK before 2 October 2000

How does absence from the UK work under the EU settlement scheme?

A glitch or a feature? Systemic problems with digital proof of immigration status


Massive increases to immigration fees announced

Briefing: the rules on returning residents with indefinite leave to remain (ILR)

Points Based System

How to apply for a Global Business Mobility: Secondment Worker visa


Supreme Court finds exclusion of Palestinians from resettlement scheme not unlawful

Asylum seekers don’t need ‘direct evidence’ they’re being covertly monitored

‘Minded to cancel’ process applies to dishonesty allegations at the UK border

Airport detainee wrongly denied a solicitor in immigration interview

Upper Tribunal reminds parties to identify the issues in an appeal

Tribunal must consider Home Office decisions in full even when not explicitly relied on by representative

High Court rejects challenge to EU Settlement Scheme dependency rules for children

Upper Tribunal rules post-Brexit Zambrano appeals can continue

Home Office withdraws objective evidence test for trafficking decisions

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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.