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Immigration update podcast, episode 83


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Welcome to episode 83 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. It’s a case law heavy episode, with lots of judgments from the immigration tribunal, Court of Appeal and even the European Court of Human Rights to chew on. We also talk about a potentially important new policy on deporting people who arrived in the UK as young children, legal preparations for Brexit and of course the new Immigration Act. For discussion of recent changes to economic migration routes under the Points Based Immigration System, see the previous episode or our brand new training course.

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The downloadable 31-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.


The Immigration Act 2020

New regulations to wipe free movement from the statute book

Appeals (6.06)

Pandemic rules for immigration appeals declared unlawful

Human rights (9.04)

UK breached European convention in deporting man without proper human rights assessment

Deporting gay asylum seeker a violation of Article 3, human rights court finds

Deportation and detention (15.00)

New unofficial policy on deporting Jamaicans who arrived as children reported

Man assured he wasn’t being deported is, in fact, being deported

Government can deport people who had successfully appealed against deportation

Wildly unlawful bail policy gets only minor tweaks, for now

Asylum (21.17)

Human trafficking: High Court orders emergency fix to asylum screening interviews

Non-binary identity can form basis of asylum claim, Upper Tribunal finds

Procedure (24.38)

No procedural unfairness in refusing work visa where sponsor doesn’t engage

Court of Appeal reverts to Home Office-friendly approach to service of decision letters

False documents (27.36)

Appeal judges clash over false document rules

Students (29.27)

Changes to Student and Short-term Student routes from 1 December 2020

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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.