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Regular review of updates in immigration law and in depth analysis of particular immigration legal issues hosted by Colin Yeo of Garden Court Chambers and the Free Movement immigration law blog.

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Regular review of updates in immigration law and in depth analysis of particular immigration legal issues hosted by Colin Yeo of Garden Court Chambers and the Free Movement immigration law blog.

    Podcast: Welcome to Britain book launch, with Satbir Singh of JCWI

    Podcast: Welcome to Britain book launch, with Satbir Singh of JCWI

    In this bumper bonus episode, Free Movement editor Colin Yeo is interviewed by Satbir Singh, chief executive of the migrants’ rights charity JCWI. The subject of the interview is of course Colin’s book, published on 29 June 2020. 

    Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System explains the workings and non-workings of the immigration system to the general public. You can read a detailed overview of the contents here.

    To mark publication day, Satbir kindly agreed to host a lockdown-approved launch event over Zoom to talk about the themes of the book and to put some questions to Colin from Free Movement readers. The interview is also available on our YouTube channel if you would like to see Colin’s and Satbir’s splendid lockdown beards in their full glory.

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    Podcast: the six-month “rule” for visitors to the UK

    Podcast: the six-month “rule” for visitors to the UK

    To be allowed into the UK as a visitor, border officials must be satisfied that you are a “genuine visitor”. One warning sign is “frequent and successive visits”, which may indicate that you are making the UK your “main home”.

    What there isn’t is a hard and fast rule that a visitor can’t be in the UK for more than six months in total in any 12-month period. Home Office guidance says:



    There is no specified maximum period which an individual can spend in the UK in any period such as ‘6 months in 12 months’. However, if it is clear from an individual’s travel history that they are making the UK their home you should refuse their application.



    In this podcast, John Vassiliou of McGill & Co talks about the significance of this aspect of the visitor rules. He tells me that, even though frequent visitors don’t need to obsess about going over a six-month total, it’s still worth keeping tabs on your cumulative length of time in the UK.

    The discussion is partly based on John’s recent article on the subject, which is free to read: There is no 180-day a year rule for visitors to the UK.

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    Immigration update podcast, episode 77

    Immigration update podcast, episode 77

    Welcome to episode 77 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we cover a number of positive court decisions on Article 3, no recourse to public funds and immigration fees. We then mention the main coronavirus updates before turning to a few bits and pieces from EU law and some important asylum updates. British nationality law and policy also gets a mention, as do some changes to the Immigration Rules that came into force on 4 June.

    If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here as a Free Movement member. There are now over 100 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here.

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    To access previous Free Movement immigration update podcasts click here.

    The downloadable 30-minute podcast follows the running order below:

    Article 3 medical cases

    Supreme Court offers hope to seriously ill migrants facing deportation and death

    No recourse to public funds

    Part of no recourse to public funds policy declared unlawful

    Home Office softens no recourse to public funds policy following High Court defeat

    Fees

    Immigration Health Surcharge to be waived for NHS and social care workers

    Immigration application fee destitution policy found unlawful

    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus and the UK immigration system

    Worried that furloughing or redundancy could affect your visa? Here’s what you need to know 

    EU law

    Lengthy absences from the UK can put EU pre-settled status at risk

    You can carry on with an old-style EU law appeal even if granted settled status

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    • 30 min
    Immigration update podcast, episode 76

    Immigration update podcast, episode 76

    Welcome to episode 76 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we start with an important case concerning the hostile environment and the latest hardline deportation decisions. We then discuss immigration detention, including a case on the impact of coronavirus, before covering benefits, removals of migrants with children, immigration tribunal procedure and some mild controversy involving First-tier Tribunal judges.

    If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here as a Free Movement member. There are now over 100 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here.

    If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free via iTunes here, Stitcher here or point your podcast player to the podcast feed for Free Movement. Using a mobile device and subscribing has the advantage that each new podcast can be automatically downloaded for listening to on the go.

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    The downloadable 29-minute podcast follows the running order below:

    Hostile environment

    Government wins Right to Rent appeal

    Deportation

    Deportation of Royal Marine with 14 years’ service upheld on appeal

    Another deportation appeal founders on the “unduly harsh” test

    Detention

    Judgment published in Detention Action coronavirus case

    Chief Inspector blasts Home Office operation of Adults at Risk policy

    Benefits

    High Court blow for EU citizens with pre-settled status trying to claim Universal Credit

    Families

    Reasonableness, removals and children back in Court of Appeal spotlight

    Upper Tribunal reminds visitors not to try and stay in the UK permanently

    Procedure

    What happens when a variation application is invalid?

    People who lie to the Home Office are unlikely to get indefinite leave to remain

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    Immigration update podcast, episode 75

    Immigration update podcast, episode 75

    Welcome to episode 75 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we are covering March and there’s a lot to go over. We’ve got some EU law material, some fairly involved appeals law stuff on when a human rights claim generates a right or appeal or not, we’ll cover a few human rights issues around family life and settlement, briefly touch on some protection claims including a Supreme Court case and then end with mentions for the EU Settlement Scheme and the upcoming Immigration Bill.

    If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here as a Free Movement member. There are now over 100 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here.

    If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free via iTunes here, Stitcher here or point your podcast player to the podcast feed for Free Movement. Using a mobile device and subscribing has the advantage that each new podcast can be automatically downloaded for listening to on the go.

    To access previous Free Movement immigration update podcasts click here.

    The downloadable 30-minute podcast follows the running order below:

    EU law

    “Genuine chance of being engaged” test for retaining EU worker status found unlawful

    EU citizens are protected by EU law, High Court reminds government

    Prison time doesn’t count as “residence” in establishing enhanced EU law protection against deportation

    Appeals law

    Grant of limited instead of indefinite leave does not generate human rights appeal

    Home Office can ignore human rights claims bolted on to normal immigration applications

    Upper Tribunal says no duty of candour on Home Office in statutory appeals

    You can now raise new matters before the Upper Tribunal

    Fees and applications

    Immigration Health Surcharge rising to £624 in October 2020 

    Fee waiver for children denied British citizenship by discredited paternity law 



    Human rights

    • 30 min
    Immigration update podcast, episode 74

    Immigration update podcast, episode 74

    Welcome to episode 74 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month we’ve got a couple of Supreme Court decisions to cover then a carousel of other cases on detention, the rights of British children to live with their parents in the UK, asylum, EU law, human rights, citizenship and the future of the immigration system. We start, though, by talking a little about what the coronavirus might mean in the short, medium and long term for immigration law and practice.

    If you would like to claim CPD points for reading the material and listening to this podcast, sign up here as a Free Movement member. There are now over 100 CPD hours of training materials available to members. You can find all the available courses here.

    If you listen to podcasts on your mobile phone, you can subscribe for free via iTunes here, Stitcher here or point your podcast player to the podcast feed for Free Movement. Using a mobile device and subscribing has the advantage that each new podcast can be automatically downloaded for listening to on the go.

    To access previous Free Movement immigration update podcasts click here.

    The downloadable 26-minute podcast follows the running order below:

    Supreme Court

    Detention is unlawful if based on unlawful deportation order

    Unlawful “curfew” amounted to false imprisonment at common law



    Detention

    Don’t clog up the Admin Court with damages claims, warns Court of Appeal



    Children

    Mother of two British children denied visa to move with them to the UK

    Having a British child “not necessarily a weighty factor” in deportation cases

    Asylum

    The gospel according to Iran: new country guidance case on Christian converts

    Benefit of doubt applies even to abbreviated age assessments

    EU law

    Surinder Singh route still requires genuine residence abroad

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    Court of Appeal lowers the bar for refusing tax discrepancy cases

    Human rights

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