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Immigration update podcast, episode 93


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Welcome to episode 93 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast, a week later than advertised. This month we start with changes to the Immigration Rules and other news around work and student visas, and then the latest on deprivation of citizenship. We review some new case law on asylum, talk about why the Home Office is now conceding so many appeals, before ending on EU citizens’ rights and the inevitable coronavirus material.

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The downloadable 24-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.

Points Based Immigration System

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 617

HGVisas: what do we know so far?

A look at the skilled immigration sponsorship “roadmap”

Deprivation of citizenship (7.51)

Deprivation of citizenship for fraud after Begum

After deprivation of citizenship comes months or years in limbo

Asylum (11.58)

Fast Track asylum appeals were not necessarily unfair, Supreme Court confirms

Serious crime enough for humanitarian protection to be revoked

Appeals (14.10)

Home Office conceding 30% of appeals, Pres says

EU rights (16.46)

Helpful changes for family members applying under the EU Settlement Scheme

Did the Home Office inadvertently strengthen the rights of Zambrano carers in 2018?

Coronavirus (19.49)

Some coronavirus concessions are being written into the Immigration Rules

No blanket relief for appellants denied hearing under unlawful pandemic guidance

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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.