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Immigration update podcast, episode 68


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Welcome to episode 68 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. We’re continuing our review of the summer, with developments to mention in areas as diverse as asylum, litigation costs, citizenship deprivation and human trafficking. We’ll also discuss new visas for scientists and entrepreneurs.

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The downloadable 22-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:

Points Based System

Boris’s science visa promises ring hollow

New Innovator visa attracts just four applicants in first three months


Student facing death penalty for ISIS membership stripped of British citizenship


Trafficking victim successfully overturns ten-year-old conviction


Former Taliban recruiter allowed to stay in the UK after being cleared of war crimes

Online asylum appeals to be rolled out nationwide in 2020

Asylum seeker not “effeminate” enough to be gay, immigration judge says


Government can be liable for costs in Cart type judicial review cases

No costs awarded for successful unlawful detention claim

Illegal working

Migrants working illegally still have employment rights

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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.