EU Law and Immigration
201903.21
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EU Law and Immigration

We discuss whether In an EU appeal, brought about because of a Home office refusal of permission to stay  based on marriage or a relationship with a European national, it is possible to argue human rights considerations before a  court or tribunal, that even though the applicant may not comply with the EEA regulations 2016, nevertheless…

Brexit and non-EU Immigration
201903.18
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Brexit and non-EU Immigration

There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce, and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service….

Brexit and the way forward after recent events in the UK Parliament
201901.17
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Brexit and the way forward after recent events in the UK Parliament

On Wednesday 16th January 2019, Government survived a confidence vote tabled the previous evening by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, with a majority of 19 votes.  I always believed it was a foregone conclusion that Tory rebels who 24 hours earlier had voted against the Prime Minister’s withdrawal deal, by 432 votes, would nevertheless vote,…

Immigration: CRISES IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
201901.01
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Immigration: CRISES IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Albert Einstein, a German Jew, Nobel laureate, and renowned physicist who fled to America for safety said of the Jewish Holocaust: –  I am almost ashamed to be living in such peace while all the rest struggle and suffer. Many right thinking British  living in comfort and safety would no doubt think the same as…

The Government’s published white paper on post Brexit immigration
201812.26
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The Government’s published white paper on post Brexit immigration

leaked information Even before the White Paper was published on 19 December 2018 after consultation with the migration advisory committee, some details of it had already been leaked to the national press on skilled and unskilled workers and investor applications, and I have already dealt with the leaked information in general form in a previous…

Explaining the treatment of child asylum seekers in the UK
201812.19
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Explaining the treatment of child asylum seekers in the UK

A child is a vulnerable witness-consideration of  anonymity orders In this article, Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors explain how the evidence of (unaccompanied) minors under the age of 18 should be considered by decision makers, (the Home Office (SSHD), the courts and tribunals for example). Such an individual is a vulnerable witness, and following the Court of…

Brexit and immigration issues
201812.17
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Brexit and immigration issues

Brexit issues– a second referendum? I have been reflecting upon the progress of Britain’s withdrawal arrangements from the EU due to take effect on 29 March 2019. There is now talk of yet another referendum. This would be a disaster. It would be a betrayal of the 17.4 million voters who on 23 June 2016…

Article 3 of the ECHR and its role in medical cases
201812.01
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Article 3 of the ECHR and its role in medical cases

In the recent judgement of MM (Malawi) & MK (Sri Lanka) v SSHD {2018} EWCA CID to 482, the Court of Appeal refused to grant permission to appeal to the Supreme Court for consideration of whether the test under article 3 for removal of foreign nationals in medical cases, as set out in Paposhvili v…