Immigration Law (19 November – 3 December)

Immigration News

Immigration plans might not be published before Brexit vote, says Javid

The Guardian – 27 November

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has indicated that immigration plans might not be published before MPs vote on the Brexit deal on 11 December. Javid has stated that the white paper on post-Brexit immigration should come before the end of the year, and has suggested immigration targets of tens of thousands might be scrapped.

Home Office faces high court challenge over 'profiteering' fees

The Guardian – 27 November

Campaign group, Project for Registration of Children as British Citizens, is challenging the Home Office over its fee of £1,012 to register a child as a British citizen. The High Court granted campaigners permission to apply for a judicial review, after they criticised the Home Office of ‘barefaced profiteering’.

Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond 'in row with Number 10' over plans to rush through post-Brexit immigration shake-up

Politics Home – 25 November

According to Politics Home, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, and the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, disagree with Number 10 over plans to rush through the Immigration White Paper to publish before MPs vote over the Brexit deal. One Cabinet source has warned against using the Paper to swing votes, arguing it needs to be done properly and thoroughly.

ID cards could assuage Brexit voters' migration fears, says report

The Guardian – 21 November

A report from the Global Future thinktank, which has been backed by the Remainer peer Andrew Adonis, suggests introducing electronic identity cards for immigrants. This would be to reassure leave voters concerned about immigration levels in the event of a second referendum. These cards would be compulsory for anyone staying in the UK for more than 90 days and state the individual’s right to live, work, claim benefits and use public services.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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