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Immigration update podcast, episode 70


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Welcome to episode 70 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we lead on some case law on asylum before turning to the latest changes to the EU Settlement Scheme (yes, they’ve replaced Appendix EU all over again). We then discuss new Home Office guidance on deception, an interesting European Court of Human Rights judgment and the position with historic convictions in fresh deportation proceedings. For dessert, we celebrate the demise of the notorious “take-away rule”.

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The downloadable 24-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:


Relatives of refugees are not legally refugees after all

Refugees’ dependants can be sent packing if country of origin circumstances have changed

EU Settlement Scheme

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 170

Home Office admits double counting in the EU settlement statistics

EU law

CJEU: Child self-sufficient if supported by parent working without work permit


Home Office comes out fighting in new guidance on false representations

Human rights

Split human rights court suggests lower threshold for resisting removal on medical grounds


Old convictions very much count towards a new deportation order

Points Based System

Last gasp of the take-away rule

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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.