Immigration Law (30 July – 13 August)

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Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit, CBI urges

BBC News – 10 August

According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the current net migration targets should be scrapped after Brexit and replaced with a system that helps immigrants make ‘a positive contribution to the economy’. The CBI has urged the government to focus less on numbers, but the Home Office currently has no plans to scrap immigration targets.

How is the government using its increased powers to strip British people of their citizenship?

Free Movement – 9 August

Colin Yeo discusses the recent case of Aziz & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1884, in which the Court of Appeal allowed the Home Secretary to uphold her decision to strip members of a notorious Rochdale grooming gang of their British citizenship. Yeo explores how the government is using its power to remove a person’s British citizenship.

Sajid Javid accused of 'buying silence' of Windrush citizens

The Guardian – 5 August

Labour has accused the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, of attempting to ‘buy the silence’ on Windrush victims, by giving them fast-track compensation in return for a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). According to Diane Abbott, these NDA’s demonstrate that the Windrush generation continues to be let down by the government.

Serco to pause plans to evict asylum seekers after Glasgow protests

The Guardian – 4 August

Serco, a housing provider that delivers homes to those seeking asylum, has decided to pause its plans to evict asylum seekers who have been told they cannot stay in the UK. Protests were organised in Glasgow last week following the decision to evict asylum seekers and change the locks on some of the allocated housing.

Written by Ellie MacKenzie

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