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Immigration Law (13 September – 27 September)

Immigration News

Appellant can remain in UK to pursue EEA appeal even if lodged abroad

Free Movement – 26 September

Colin Yeo discusses the case of Isufaj (PTA decisions/reasons; EEA reg. 37 appeals) [2019] UKUT 283 (IAC), in relation to EEA appeals. Appellants are allowed to remain in the UK to pursue their EEA appeal, even if they lodged the appeal abroad. There is no right of admission back into the UK, but appellants are allowed to stay.

UK courts powerless to prevent deportation of girl, 10, at risk of FGM

The Guardian – 25 September

The Home Office has rejected a mother’s asylum application, despite her daughter being at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). A family court has ruled that the girl would be at risk if deported back to Bahrain but has no power to stop the deportation.

Scandal-hit G4S pulls out of running Brook House immigration centre to shift focus onto prisons

The Independent – 24 September

Following numerous scandals and criticisms, private security company GS4 will no longer be running Brook House removal centre. Campaigners welcomed the move but expressed concerns over how long it took. Serco is reportedly the frontrunners to take over, although they have also faced criticism in the past.

GP surgeries deny care to vulnerable people without ID documents

The Guardian – 24 September

According to findings published in the British Journal of General Practice, 75% of 100 London GP surgeries are breaching NHS guidelines. Homeless people, travellers and recent arrivals into the UK are being made to produce photo ID before being allowed to register and receive treatment.

Home Office slammed over 'staggering' rush to accuse international students of cheating

CSW – 18 September

According to a cross-party Public Accounts Committee, the Home Office did not properly check whether evidence was reliable before accusing international students of cheating in English language exams. The tests were used to support visa applications for international students, and over 50,000 individuals were accused.

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