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Immigration update podcast, episode 97


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Welcome to episode 97 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we cover quite a few different asylum issues, a bit on visas for social care workers, EU rights, marriages of convenience and finishing on the hot topic of citizenship deprivation.

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The downloadable 26-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.

Illegal working

Changes to right to work checks from 6 April 2022

Asylum (3.50)

Fast-track age assessments of newly arrived asylum seekers were unlawful

“Westernised” Iraqi family granted asylum

Ethiopia still not safe for Oromo Liberation Front supporters, country guidance confirms

Afghans already in the UK now being “resettled” under long-awaited scheme

Concessions for Afghan citizens on study and work routes in the UK

Work visas (9.27)

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1019 (social care visas)

EU rights (10.56)

Uncertainty persists for Zambrano carers following Court of Appeal ruling

EU citizens fighting deportation keep full residence rights

Ex-partners don’t retain EU law residence rights after domestic abuse

Enforcement (16.13)

Upper Tribunal revisits “marriages of convenience”

Citizenship deprivation (18.18)

Stripping people of British citizenship without telling them is definitely illegal – for now

British citizenship can be taken away if criminal offending not disclosed

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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.