Immigration Law (2 August – 16 August)

Immigration News

Immigration centre abuse inquiry must be held in public, court says

The Guardian – 8 August

A hearing has been ordered for an inquiry into claims of systemic abuse at Brook House immigration removal centre, with 21 staff from G4S security firm compelled to give evidence. The Court of Appeal has rejected an application by the Home Office to conduct the inquiry in private.

UK to ease visa restrictions on top scientists post-Brexit

The Guardian – 8 August

New Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will be instructing the Home Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to work on a new plan to ease entry to the UK for scientists. Abolishing the cap on numbers under the tier 1 exceptional talent visas is one suggested measure to be introduced.

Glitches in the EU Settlement Scheme

Kingsley Napley – 5 August

Kingsley Napley discuss current glitches in the EU Settlement Scheme. Individuals who have already applied for pre-settled status and are planning to convert to settled status are currently not enable to switch, although the government is hoping to rectify the problem.

What legal rights will EU citizens have after a no-deal Brexit?

Free Movement – 5 August

Free Movement discuss the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and what that might mean for EU citizens living in the UK. New research by Public Law Project (PLP) shows that EU citizens lack statutory protection for their rights and will be updated each month until the Immigration and Social Security (Co-ordination) Bill is passed by Parliament.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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