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Immigration update podcast, episode 100


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Welcome to episode 100 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’ve got some pretty major asylum stuff to go over plus quite a few different topics, including compensation for unlawful removal, the unending saga of the English language tests, new immigration fees, changes to work visas, a big case from the Upper Tribunal on expert evidence and a rather unusual case in the Court of Appeal on deportation.

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The downloadable 29-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.


Nothing wrong with official evidence of English language test cheating, Upper Tribunal holds

Compensation (5.40)

Afghan boy unlawfully removed from UK for 18 months can claim damages

Fees (8.32)

Immigration and nationality fees for 2022/23

Asylum (10.37)

Is it legal to outsource the UK’s refugee responsibilities to Rwanda?

Channel “pushbacks” policy abandoned

Afghan judge to get visa decision before having to come out of hiding

Points Based Immigration System (17.51)

The new UK Expansion Worker visa doesn’t look like an improvement

Raise minimum wage for social care workers rather than loosening visa rules, says MAC

Experts (22.05)

What are the duties of an expert witness in the immigration tribunal?

Deportation (25.08)

Past British citizenship not enough to save murderer from deportation

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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.