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Patel and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department UKSC

As the Appeal in Patel & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 741 is pending in the Supreme Court I thought I would summarize very briefly the issues in leading cases in this area … Continue reading

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AA, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 49 re Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

This is an appeal against unlawful detention in which the appellant’s position was that where the Secretary of State detained the appellant (a minor) in the mistaken but reasonable belief that he was aged over 18 the detention was unlawful … Continue reading

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Southall black sisters giving tough time to UKBA

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Go Home or Face Arrest

The new Home Office van campaign regarding illegal immigrants, “It’s not British, it’s Brutish”.

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Khatel and others (s85A; effect of continuing application) [2013] UKUT 44 (IAC) overturned in Secretary of State for the Home Department v Raju & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 754

This in an appeal concerning four Tier 1 PSW applicants in whose case the Upper Tribunal concluded that they were entitled to the 75 points they needed for PSW visa because although they had not sent the required documents when … Continue reading

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No longer any right of appeal against Family visitor visa refusal

On 25 June 2013, significant changes to when a person has a right of appeal, or has a right of appeal from within the UK, against an immigration decision came into force. As a result of these changes the right … Continue reading

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Proposals for £20,000 penalty for per illegal employee

Since 2008, employers have had a responsibility to check that their employees have the right to work in the UK. Employers who fail to do so face civil penalties, principally fines. On 9 July 2013, the Home Office launched a … Continue reading

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£1000 to £3000 civil penalty proposed for Landlords if illegal immigrants are found in their properties

On 3 July 2013, the Home Office published its consultation, ‘Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation’. The Government proposes to require private landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants and other adults living in their property. Landlords … Continue reading

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Fees/health insurance for NHS treatment for visa holders

The Home Office has published a consultation on 3 July 2013 about migrants’ access and financial contribution to the NHS. The consultation asks who should be charged in future, what services they should be charged for, and how we can … Continue reading

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Come as a Student visitor for short study in the UK

The student visitor route was introduced in 2007 and allows people to visit the UK to undertake a short course of study for up to six months. Unlike students seeking entry under Tier 4 of the Points-Based System, student visitors … Continue reading

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