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Immigration update podcast, episode 73


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Welcome to episode 73 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with asylum, in particular the new Iraq country guidance decision, before turning to the rebranded Global Talent visa and the latest on Brexit. There are a couple of disappointing cases on immigration detention to cover, followed by an Article 3 update and the usual procedural pointers.

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


New country guidance on Iraq

Delays in child asylum decisions not the Home Office’s fault, High Court finds

Devaseelan rules apply to Detained Fast Track judgments

Points Based System

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC56, the Global Talent route

Government advised not to bother with points based gimmick for migrants with job offers


EU Settlement Scheme appeal rights introduced


Home Office can detain migrants for up to five weeks after law requires that they be released

“Nothing inherently wrong” with healthcare system for vulnerable detainees in prison

Paragraph 322(5)

Accountants taking the blame for tax discrepancies should give evidence in person

New Home Office guidance on refusing settlement over tax discrepancies

Article 3

No need to investigate treatment options for seriously ill migrants being removed


Duty to court means citing authorities against you, immigration lawyers told

Abandonment of appeals and section 104 notices

Vulnerable adults in the immigration tribunal

Schrödinger’s appeal

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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.