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A compilation of top content on UK immigration law and policy, updated weekly.

Immigration as contract: care visas and international students – Colin’s Substack, 15 December

Bibby Stockholm asylum seeker who died in suspected suicide is named – The Guardian, 18 December

One person dead after refugee boat in Channel runs into difficulty – The Guardian, 15 December

Rwanda Redux – London Review of Books, 14 December

Rishi Sunak’s in crisis over immigration. WTF happens next? – Politico, 14 December

‘If we fail, the NHS will fail’: Tories’ drive to cut migration leaves social care on a cliff-edge – The Guardian, 18 December

The Windrush victims running out of time as they wait for compensation – Channel 4, 11 December

Could the Supreme Court reject the Rwanda Bill as unconstitutional? – Public Law for Everyone, 11 December

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: A Preliminary Rule of Law Analysis for House of Commons Second Reading – Bingham Centre, 11 December

No, Brexit didn’t help UK ‘take back control’ – it made immigration rise. Here’s how – Big Issue, 4 December

How much of a deterrent would the Rwanda policy be? – BBC Radio 4, 12 December

Briefing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill – Landmark Chambers, 12 December

Parliament Matters – High drama or damp squib?… And what’s happening with pairing? – Hansard Society, 15 December

New laws to deal with immigration detainees were rushed, leading to legal risks – The Conversation, 13 December

The Guardian view on refugees: two months to find a home is not too much to ask – The Guardian, 18 December

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