Immigration Law (27 September – 11 October)

Immigration News

Thousands of EU citizens denied right to stay in UK after Brexit

Metro – 10 October

The Home Office have been accused of ‘misleading the public’ over how successful its EU Settlement Scheme has been. They have claimed that only two applicants have been refused on ‘suitability grounds’, whereas new analysis suggests more than 7,600 applicants have not been granted permanent permission to live and work in the country – settled status – or temporary leave to remain – pre-settled status.

EU nationals lacking settled status could be deported, minister says

The Guardian – 10 October

The security minister, Brandon Lewis, has claimed the UK will deport EU citizens who do not apply for settled status. Home Office figures show a million of the estimated three million EU citizens in the UK have yet to apply for settled status.

Two million EU citizens apply to remain in Britain

The Guardian – 9 October

Latest figures reveal that two million EU citizens have applied to remain in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. The highest number of applications are from Polish, Romanian and Italian citizens, with more than 345,000 Polish citizens applying. The latest statistics show that 43% of applicants have been allocated pre-settled status and 57% given settled status.

Windrush: Migrant Dexter Bristol died from natural causes

BBC News – 7 October

A second inquest has ruled that Dexter Bristol, a Windrush migrant who died whilst trying to prove his British citizenship, died from natural causes. The coroner said although his immigration status may have caused stress, heart disease was the underlying cause of death.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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