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Immigration update podcast, episode 85


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Welcome to episode 85 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast (not in fact episode 84 as we incorrectly say in the intro). We again start with developments in asylum law before going to business immigration and the Hong Kong BNO visa which is now open for applications. There is also an interesting tribunal decision on long residence to go over and we end with a quick discussion of the hostile environment, giving me a chance to subtly plug my new academic article on the subject.

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The downloadable 27-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.


Important Court of Appeal judgment on expert evidence and “credibility”

New UK approach to refugees and safe third countries

Home Office can make exceptions to rules stopping asylum seekers working

Points Based System (9.56)

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: CP 361

Procedural unfairness arguments unlikely to help in Points Based System refusals

In the tribunal (14.10)

Tribunal defines “historic injustice”

When can an immigration decision involving human rights be appealed?

BNO visa (18.42)

BNO visa app launches in February 2021

Long residence (19.36)

Man who lived in UK under assumed identity for over a decade wins right to stay

Hostile environment (23.26)

Government has no idea if hostile environment measures work, inspector says, again

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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.