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Immigration update podcast, episode 82


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Welcome to episode 82 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we mostly focus on a host of changes to the Immigration Rules introduced in October and mainly coming into force in December. There are also some big cases on long residence, removal windows, deportation law and fairness in sponsored worker cases, and we’re also going to talk about EU citizens and naturalisation.

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The downloadable 35-minute podcast follows the running order below. Time codes indicate when a particular section begins.

Statement of changes

What the new Points-Based Immigration System has in store for UK work visas

New, improved English language requirements for immigration applications

“Compassionate” Home Office targets rough sleepers, again

The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa

New-look Appendix V: changes to UK visit visa rules from 1 December 2020

Removal windows (17.22)

Removal policy breaches common law right of access to a court

Naturalisation (20.00)

It just got even more difficult for EU nationals to get British citizenship

The government can easily fix its policy on citizenship for EU nationals – here’s how

Long residence (25.01)

Welcome Court of Appeal U-turn on ten-year lawful residence gaps

Deportation (27.37)

Court of Appeal confirms change of course in deportation appeals

The comeback continues: Court of Appeal blocks another deportation

Sponsorship (30.02)

Supreme Court finds treatment of skilled worker unfair

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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.