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Immigration roundup podcast: March 2023


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For this month’s roundup podcast, Sonia and I manage to rattle through a huge volume of updates in a mere 36 minutes. We cover a load of cases, some important asylum policy updates and then several developments in immigration law as well. We’re sorry it is a little later than usual; the Easter holidays intervened. And I am sorry if you can hear scaffolders poles bouncing off the pavement outside the block of flats opposite my house…

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The 30-minute podcast follows the running order below.


Permission granted on additional grounds in the Rwanda case in the Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal emphasises absence of corroboration is not fatal in asylum cases

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against criminalising small boat arrivals

Legal challenges against GPS tagging for people on immigration bail

High Court considers how the loss of work may engage article 8

No recourse to public funds policy found unlawful (again)

“High hurdle” for hotel accommodation challenges?

Refusals of naturalisation on good character grounds can only be challenged by irrationality

Amended data protection exemption for migrants declared unlawful

Asylum policy

UK spends one third of international aid budget on domestic asylum costs

Are the new asylum questionnaires fit for purpose?

Assisting with the new asylum questionnaires: OISC Level 1 caseworkers and volunteers

Home Office publishes guidance on streamlined asylum processing for children

Home Office’s approach to family reunion applications condemned by immigration inspector

Borders Inspector “frustrated” by lack of action from Home Office

Immigration policy

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules HC1160

Spring budget migration announcements

New ‘Appendix Adult Dependent Relative’ to the immigration rules 

All families matter: An inquiry into family migration 

Government Authorised Exchange: one visa, 40 options 

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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.