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Immigration update podcast, episode 27


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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this (rather belated) episode I cover several EU law issues that are still relevant even after the Brexit vote then move on to cover some of the more important cases featuring on the blog in March and end with several policy issues. I’ll be catching up on podcasts over the next couple of weeks so watch out for more.

The material for this episode is drawn from the March 2016 blog posts on Free Movement.

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The downloadable 30 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:

EU law issues

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights creates freestanding rights in immigration law says tribunal

Reference made to CJEU on EEA citizens who naturalise as British losing benefits of Treaty rights

How to make a permanent residence application

Waiting times for EEA residence applications

Family member of EU national awarded £136,000 damages against Home Office

Can time spent under EU law count towards a 10 year residence application?

Higher court cases

High Court finds Claimants grounds of appeal are “plainly right”, despite refusals of permission by both the FTT and UT

No special rule for public authorities in litigation

Detention of Somali criminal for political reasons ruled unlawful

Tribunal cases

Tribunal retains jurisdiction to vary bail conditions unless bail is finite

Tribunal sticks to its guns on Waqar, fresh claims and appeals

Policy issues

Immigration skills charge confirmed at £1,000 per year per migrant worker

No right to apply for permission to rent under “right to rent” scheme

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC877

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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.