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Immigration update podcast, episode 86


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Welcome to episode 86 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. There were quite a lot of significant court judgments this month, so the episode is almost entirely case law. We start with the Supreme Court decision in the Shamima Begum case (where else) and the Court of Appeal judgment on child registration fees. We then proceed through other cases on immigration detention, human rights, asylum and deportation, and finally a couple of judgments on highly technical but important general immigration matters. For a treat at the end, we discuss a useful new report on reform of immigration enforcement and the hostile environment.

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The downloadable 38-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.

Deprivation of citizenship

Shamima Begum loses case in Supreme Court

Children (4.52)

£1,012 child citizenship fee confirmed unlawful by Court of Appeal

Detention (10.10)

Lack of legal advice for migrants in prison ruled “discriminatory”

Home Office given 48 hours to release immigration detainee despite coronavirus

High Court judge threatens Priti Patel with contempt of court proceedings

Human rights (15.35)

Eviction of failed asylum seeker a breach of human rights

Human rights court criticises CPS for prosecuting trafficking victims

Asylum (20.20)

Government unlawfully denied refugee status to Egyptian dissident on national security grounds

Upper Tribunal guidance on credible documentary evidence

Deportation (25.15)

Ignore what the Immigration Rules say about deportation, Upper Tribunal says

Overstaying (27.03)

Grace period for overstayers cannot be relied on twice

Indefinite leave (29.22)

Indefinite leave to remain can be revoked, but not cancelled

Immigration policy (32.15)

Important report on reform of immigration enforcement

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Colin Yeo

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.