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Three years immigration detention for Polish national found lawful


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A Polish man detained in immigration detention for three years while his appeal dragged on and on was found not to have been unlawfully detained. Apart from anything else the case illustrates the excessively leisurely pace of immigration appeals, particularly in the Upper Tribunal in this instance.

Source: Machnikowski v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 54 (Admin) (22 January 2016)

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Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.