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Immigration roundup podcast: November 2023


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Our November roundup is here, where Colin and I cover the latest asylum and trafficking statistics, changes to the way late applications to the EU settlement scheme are treated, questions the Solicitors Regulation Authority still hasn’t answered, a couple of articles on the situation for Palestinians as well as quite a lot of case law.

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The 40 minute podcast follows the running order below.

Policy (00:45)

⁠Assessing Braverman’s legacy as Home Secretary: Part Deux⁠

Asylum (02:10)

⁠Latest statistics show huge increase in rejections of late EU settlement scheme applications, no evidence that Rwanda has impacted Channel crossings⁠

⁠Briefing: four looming problems in the UK asylum system and how to address them⁠

⁠Permission granted in challenge to rejection of Albanian asylum claim⁠

⁠Returning a refugee to persecution must be a last resort⁠

⁠India and Georgia to be added to the list of ‘safe’ countries⁠

⁠Gaza: what is the UK doing to rescue British citizens and their family members?⁠

⁠Damages claim for asylum delay dismissed by Court of Appeal⁠

⁠Upper Tribunal failed to properly assess whether error of law was material in asylum appeal⁠

Immigration (16:10)

⁠Court of Appeal tells Home Office to reconsider “plainly wrong” decision on Turkish business person application⁠

⁠Deception case returned to the Upper Tribunal after material error of law made⁠

⁠Making sense of sole responsibility for child visas in immigration law⁠

Deportation (19:10)

⁠Court of Appeal says deportation of mother of British child not “unduly harsh”⁠

Nationality (20:45)

⁠Court of Appeal dismisses appeal on interpretation of nationality law⁠

Trafficking (21:55)

⁠Latest trafficking figures show benefit of change in Home Office policy⁠

⁠The UK must improve labour market enforcement in order to tackle exploitation of workers⁠

⁠Increasing numbers of sponsored migrant workers are being exploited in the UK⁠

EU Settlement Scheme (26:05)

⁠Important changes to the way late EUSS applications are treated⁠

⁠Court of Appeal dismisses government appeal on access to benefits for people with pre settled status⁠

Procedure (28:38)

⁠How to become an OISC level 2 adviser⁠

⁠Government should not routinely remove names of civil servants in judicial review disclosure⁠

⁠Guidance in Begum on deprivation decisions is not restricted to national security cases⁠

⁠Solicitors Regulation Authority has questions to answer about their “warning” to immigration solicitors⁠

⁠Late evidence from the Home Office can be admitted in an appeal where the appellant was aware of it⁠

Updated article (34:30)

⁠Briefing: Article 1D of the Refugee Convention and Palestinian refugees

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Sonia Lenegan

Sonia Lenegan

Sonia Lenegan is an experienced immigration, asylum and public law solicitor. She has been practising for over ten years and was previously legal director at the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and legal and policy director at Rainbow Migration. Sonia is the Editor of Free Movement.