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Unremovable Iraqi not entitled to status finds High Court


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An Iraqi national who entered the UK in 2002 and had been considered “unremovable” by the Home Office since 2005 was not entitled to any form of status, the High Court has found. Paragraph 353B did not avail the claimant and the case of Hamzeh & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 4113 (Admin) was considered rather unhelpful to the claimant’s case. Counsel for the claimant was my excellent colleague Nicola Braganza and Counsel for the Secretary of State was Zane Malik.

Source: Abdulla v Secretary of State for the Home Department (IJR) [2016] UKUT B1 (IAC) (22 March 2016)

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