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Immigration roundup podcast: May 2023


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This month Sonia and I start with the Big Free Movement News (spoiler: Sonia is joining the team as the new Editor) and then cover a bunch of visa news and updates, a load of case law and several policy developments.

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The 30-minute podcast follows the running order below.

Free Movement news!

Big news at Free Movement: new Editor and new live OISC level 1 training course


What is the new Innovator Founder visa?

How to apply for a Global Business Mobility – Service Supplier visa 

The UK Youth Mobility visa

Seasonal Workers face ongoing exploitation as government shows little interest in enforcement

New Hong Kong British Nationals (overseas) visa concessions

Rule changes for international students and dependents to reduce net migration

What’s the future of the Shortage Occupation List?


Afghan Scheme does not stray from original policy intention by restricting eligibility

Court finds Afghan resettlement decision was made contrary to policy and without adequate reasons

Judicial review of Windrush compensation dismissed on grounds of abuse of process

Upper Tribunal provides guidance on correct approach in deprivation of citizenship appeals

Judicial bias against Presenting Officer amounts to an error of law

The importance of the immigration rules in human rights appeals

Court of Appeal provides further guidance on unduly harsh deportation test

Unpublished Home Office policy on NHS debts declared unlawful

Policy stuff

Immigration up but not as much as expected 

Manufacturing risk: the exclusionary effect of positive discretion in the family immigration rules

Illegal Migration Bill update: House of Lords and impact assessments

The latest policy on reporting conditions

New Nationality Bill introduced to protect British citizenship of children of EU citizens

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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.