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Immigration update podcast, episode 99


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Welcome to episode 99 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with statements of changes to the Immigration Rules on Ukraine, ten-year routes to settlement and the suite of new business visas. I then try not to get too cross about Comprehensive Sickness Insurance before turning to cases on small boats, the Home Office’s duty of candour (hah!) and human trafficking. We finish on the latest deprivation of citizenship statistics.

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


Can Ukrainians take refuge in the UK? The Ukraine Family Scheme and other routes

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1220 (Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine)

Home Office agrees to reconsider landmark Ukraine asylum case

Intended parents can bring Ukrainian surrogate mothers to the UK 

Family and private life (10.54)

New statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1118

Statement of changes HC 1118: new family and private life rules

Business immigration (13.39)

Statement of changes HC 1118: new and improved UK work visas

What do we know about the new Global Business Mobility visa?

Adjusted right to work checks to continue until 30 September 2022

EU rights (16.36)

UK wrongly insisted on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for years, EU court finds

Late applications under the Surinder Singh immigration route

Small boats (21.30)

Migrants who arrived by small boat may be able to claim damages for unlawful seizure of phones

Plus: “Sorry episode”: Chief Justice reprimands Home Office for disclosure failures

Trafficking (25.15)

Confirmed victims of human trafficking who claim asylum to get improved residence rights

Home Office wins trafficking support payments appeal

Citizenship (27.35)

Over 1,000 decisions made to strip British citizenship since 2012, new figures show

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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.