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Immigration update podcast, episode 74


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Welcome to episode 74 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’ve got a couple of Supreme Court decisions to cover then a carousel of other cases on detention, the rights of British children to live with their parents in the UK, asylum, EU law, human rights, citizenship and the future of the immigration system. We start, though, by talking a little about what the coronavirus might mean in the short, medium and long term for immigration law and practice.

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The downloadable 26-minute podcast follows the running order below:

Supreme Court

Detention is unlawful if based on unlawful deportation order

Unlawful “curfew” amounted to false imprisonment at common law


Mother of two British children denied visa to move with them to the UK

Having a British child “not necessarily a weighty factor” in deportation cases


The gospel according to Iran: new country guidance case on Christian converts

Benefit of doubt applies even to abbreviated age assessments

EU law

Surinder Singh route still requires genuine residence abroad

Paragraph 322(5)

Court of Appeal lowers the bar for refusing tax discrepancy cases

Human rights

Mass pushbacks of migrants not always a violation of human rights, Grand Chamber rules


Shamima Begum loses statelessness argument against citizenship deprivation

Points Based System

Government abandons “Australia-style” immigration system

How much does it cost to sponsor someone for a UK work visa?

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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.