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Immigration update podcast, episode 79


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Welcome to episode 79 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’re starting with a few asylum decisions, then talk a little about the Shamima Begum case and go over the latest on coronavirus immigration changes. We look at the Hong Kong BNO visa, mention a couple of things about immigration detention and access to benefits, and end with some rather disparate tribunal and procedural cases. 

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The downloadable 23-minute podcast follows the running order below. Time codes indicate when a particular section begins.


Landmark decision on “particular social group”

Judge orders Home Office to bring asylum seeker back to the UK

Upper Tribunal ruling on discretion to reunite refugee families under Dublin III

Citizenship deprivation (6.36)

This is what the Court of Appeal decided about Shamima Begum – and what happens next

Coronavirus (9.22)

Coronavirus and the UK immigration system (updated)

Hong Kong (11.42)

The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa

Detention (14.11)

Immigration bail legislation means what it says, High Court confirms

Rule 35 isn’t working – and there’s data to prove it

Benefits (15.52)

Huge increase in no recourse to public funds applications

Briefing: can EU citizens with pre-settled status claim Universal Credit?

Costs (17.37)

When are costs in a Cart type judicial review decided?

Tribunal (19.17)

Hospital order not a conviction for purpose of foreign criminal definition

Seven year rule does not apply to EU children until they’ve lived in UK for seven years

Appeals repair procedural unfairness in tax discrepancy cases

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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.