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Immigration update podcast, episode 78


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Welcome to episode 78 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with some general discussion about the immigration system and my new book, Welcome to Britain, move on to cover a couple of deportation cases and then look at some material on appeals, asylum, family immigration and EU law. We end with a reminder on refunds for the Immigration Health Surcharge for NHS and social care workers.

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The downloadable 30-minute podcast follows the running order below. We’ve added time codes to indicate when a particular section begins.

Race and the immigration system

Race, racism and immigration in the United Kingdom: Black Lives Matter

What is in Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System?

Home Office doesn’t know, doesn’t care whether the hostile environment even works

Deportation (8.05)

When is a foreign criminal not a foreign criminal?

What is an offence causing “serious harm”? 

Appeals (13.32)

Tribunal tackles law on disclosure

Immigration appeals are much more likely to succeed if there’s an oral hearing

Asylum (18.16)

Refugee Week: asylum in the UK, by numbers 

Worrying Strasbourg decision on sending asylum seekers back to Sudan

No European Convention on Human Rights jurisdiction over humanitarian visa refusal

Family immigration (23.10)

The 180-day absence rule doesn’t apply to people with a spouse or partner visa 

Briefing: section 17 of the Children Act 1989 

EU law (24.16)

Extended family members can’t have any breaks in dependency on EU sponsor

CJEU: permanent residence card exempts family member from visa requirements

Health surcharge (28.11)

Immigration Health Surcharge refunds for NHS and social care workers

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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.