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Immigration update podcast, episode 98


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Welcome to episode 98 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’ve got a load of different topics to cover, from fees, investor visas and CSI to asylum, age assessments and appeals.

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The downloadable 30-minute podcast follows the running order below. Timestamps indicate when a particular section begins.


Supreme Court upholds government’s right to set child citizenship fees as it chooses

New fee waivers for foreign and Commonwealth armed forces veterans

Trafficking (5.42)

How human trafficking victims can appeal against criminal convictions

What role does the European Convention Against Trafficking play in UK law?

Investors (9.07)

Investor visa closed to new applicants with immediate effect

Citizenship (11.12)

Nobody has been refused citizenship for lack of CSI

Asylum (14.24)

Article 3 protects asylum seekers against removal even if they could leave voluntarily

Can the Iranian government see what dissidents post on Facebook?

The logistics of survival: updated Somalia country guidance 

Home Office challenge to Sri Lanka country guidance fails 

Age assessment (22.07)

Detention age assessment policy tightened

NRPF (23.51)

Home Office suspends ten-year route punishment for migrants granted public funds

Appeals (25.42)

Unfairness required to set aside appeals decided on paper under unlawful COVID-19 process

First-tier Tribunal discourages oral evidence from abroad

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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.