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Immigration update podcast, episode 67


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Welcome to episode 67 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As you may have noticed, we’ve been on a rather extended holiday, so we’re going to use this and the next episode to catch you up on what’s gone on in immigration law over the summer.

There are a fair few cases to discuss, especially on detention, deportation and asylum. We then have good news to mention on EU law document applications, and some less good news on the procedural front.

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The downloadable 23-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:


Court of Appeal demands individual proportionality assessments for EU citizens detained pending deportation

Immigration detainees must be given the “true reason” for their detention

Detention system continues to discriminate against migrants with mental health problems


Refugee status can be taken away even if threat of persecution still looms

Tribunal told to think again on exclusion from refugee status of Iraqi military doctor

Home Office ordered to bring Ugandan asylum seeker back to the UK five years after removal


12 years a litigant: Franco Vomero case returns to Supreme Court

Win a deportation appeal? You can still be deported, Court of Appeal holds

What does “unduly harsh” mean in deportation cases?

New Upper Tribunal guidance on “cross appeals” and jurisdiction in EEA deportation cases


Tribunal blows hole in mandatory application process for EU law residence documents


Home Office gets extra time to acknowledge service of judicial reviews

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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.