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Podcast: five things you may have missed in the Borders Bill


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The Nationality and Borders Bill 2021 looks set to sail through Parliament, passing its second reading stage in the House of Commons this week by 101 votes. The headline provisions of the Bill are by now well known — indeed, notorious — so we’re not going to spend this episode rehearsing the various ways in which it tries to make life more difficult for asylum seekers. Instead, we’ve picked out some of the less high-profile elements that have received less scrutiny to date.

Colin himself joins me for this episode. We discuss the Bill’s proposed changes to:

  • The rules on citizenship for stateless children
  • The definition of a “particular social group” in domestic asylum law
  • Advance warning of removal from the UK
  • Human trafficking claims made in “bad faith”
  • Existing immigration legislation, which may be consolidated

For much more on all things Borders Bill, see our recent series of briefings on each Part:

Finally, for those interested in why the Home Office doesn’t care what you think about the Bill, the government’s response to its consultation exercise was published yesterday.

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CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney

CJ McKinney is a specialist on immigration law and policy. Formerly the editor of Free Movement, you will find a lot of articles by CJ here on this website! Twitter: @mckinneytweets.