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Immigration update podcast, episode 66


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Welcome to episode 66 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. CJ has just been on a podcasting course and you may notice a few differences this month, including some intro music.

This month we start in the Supreme Court with its decision on the Worker Registration Scheme. We then tackle some recent controversies over long residence and passport eGates before running through the latest case law on asylum. A few quick updates on work visas and deportation law follow, and we conclude with appeals law.

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The downloadable 28-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:

Worker Registration Scheme

Supreme Court finds UK breached residence rights of hundreds of thousands of EU citizens

Long residence

Does ANY overstaying rule out settlement after 10 years’ long residence? Confusion after Court of Appeal ruling


Home Office tries to tackle eGates problem that makes short-term study illegal


Helpful case on when failure to claim asylum in a safe country damages credibility

Home Office wrong to apply its own Iraq asylum policy instead of country guidance case

Court of Appeal quashes clearly unfounded certificate in Albanian asylum claim

Tribunal says no to return of fast track asylum appeals

Work visas

Migration Advisory Committee told to think again on £30,000 minimum salary proposal

Why can’t politicians get over the idea of an Australian-style immigration system?

Work visa refusal based on “genuine vacancy” rule declared irrational


A concrete example of how to meet the “very compelling circumstances” deportation test

Detention in a young offender institution can nullify enhanced protection against deportation


Extended family members denied an appeal can go ahead and lodge one

Upper Tribunal sets new procedure for missed appeal deadlines

Immigration tribunal starting to cancel appeal hearings where bundles served late

Half of all immigration appeals now succeed

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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.