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Immigration roundup podcast, October 2022


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Welcome to the October 2022 episode of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month, Colin and Sonia talk politics, asylum, the statement of changes to the immigration rules and case law. The episode is a bit longer than usual as there was a lot going on!

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The 50-minute podcast follows the running order below.


Braverman attacks modern slavery victims and student families

Assessing Braverman’s legacy as Home Secretary

How much influence does the media have over the hostile environment?

Home Office hotels not fit to house unaccompanied child asylum seekers

Indefinite leave to remain applications under Appendix FM: slow, expensive and inaccessible


Why has the asylum success rate gone up so much in recent years?

Are people crossing the Channel in small boats doing anything illegal?

Putting small boat crossings in perspective

Ukrainians in the UK face a homelessness crisis and the government needs to act now

What’s happening in the Rwanda legal challenges?

Statement of Changes

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 719 (Afghanistan, Ukraine, and victims of trafficking)

Statement of Changes HC 719: Ukraine Extension Scheme

Statement of Changes HC 719: Appendix EU and Appendix EU (Family Permit)

Statement of Changes HC 719: Appendix Temporary Permission to Stay for Victims of Human Trafficking or Slavery

Case law

Introducing proportionality assessments into marriage of convenience cases

Lack of route for victims of transnational marriage abandonment is unlawful, High Court finds

Home Office to review policy on timing of applications after single father’s right to work limbo

Applicants from Afghanistan may not need to enrol biometrics at the time of an application

Court of Appeal quash trafficking victim’s 2009 conviction

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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.