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Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month’s update covers some immigration news updates, a couple of asylum updates, some hefty EU law updates and a few more procedural issues for lawyers. The material is all drawn from the March blog posts on Free Movement. It was a busy month so there is quite a lot to cover.

The downloadable 20 minute audio podcast follows the order of content below, which is grouped by theme rather than in chronological order.

Immigration news and updates

3,014 families put on hold by Home Office

Summary of Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules

Good character and applications for citizenship

Removals process revealed to be a shambles

Immigration raids found to be unlawful in two thirds of cases

Best interests in the Supreme Court: a round-up of 2013

Yashika Bageerathi and the Family Returns Process

Deaths in detention, Home Office legal duties and Rule 35

Asylum updates

Syrian asylum seekers rejected, detained and removed in 2013

Risk for Christians in China “virtually negligible”

EU law and benefits issues

New habitual residence test and the impact on returning UK nationals

Using the minimum earnings threshold to determine who is a ‘worker’

Removal of entitlement to housing benefit for EEA jobseekers

Surinder Singh immigration route

Procedural issues for lawyers

New judgment on delays by Home Office in judicial review cases

Shahzad (Art 8: legitimate aim) Pakistan [2014] UKUT 85 (IAC)

Procedural fairness as an error of law

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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.