Immigration Law: Recent Changes

This is the second of a series of blogs which will cover all of the recent updates made to Immigration Law. Written by our director and experienced barrister, Ghulam Mustafa, these blogs cover the changes made and what impact they will have. Electronic Travel Authorisation Scheme (ETA) As part of the Government’s commitment to enhancedContinue reading “Immigration Law: Recent Changes”

For Video Connection Evidence Coming From Abroad, Permission Must Be Appropriately Requested

A decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that sufficient permission must be obtained before video connection testimony from a witness located in another country can be heard. Raza v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 29 is the matter at hand. Separate from the grounds of Mr. Raza’s appeal, theContinue reading “For Video Connection Evidence Coming From Abroad, Permission Must Be Appropriately Requested”

The High Court Grants Permission For Rwandan Appeals

The High Court held a hearing on January 16, 2023, to address any issues raised by its decision, which was released on December 19, 2022. In our earlier blogs, we’ve written more about the case and its ramifications. A complete copy of the ruling and a summary are available here and here. In this instance,Continue reading “The High Court Grants Permission For Rwandan Appeals”

The High Court Directs The Home Secretary To Promptly Raise The Rate Of Asylum Support

The High Court ordered the Secretary of State for the Home Department to immediately boost the weekly support payments made to asylum seekers to £45 in a significant decision rendered at the end of last year, on December 21, 2022. This represents the highest single increase in the rate of asylum support ever and is intendedContinue reading “The High Court Directs The Home Secretary To Promptly Raise The Rate Of Asylum Support”

The EU Settlement Scheme violates the Withdrawal Agreement, according to the High Court

The High Court ruled that the EU settlement mechanism is illegal in Independent Monitoring Authority v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 3274 (Admin), adding to the fallout from Brexit. The British government established the programme to transfer EU residents’ legal bases for residency from EU law to domestic UK law. TheContinue reading “The EU Settlement Scheme violates the Withdrawal Agreement, according to the High Court”

When Will There Be a Flight To Remove People From Rwanda?

Many people will be curious as to when the government would attempt another removal flight now that the High Court has ruled that the Rwanda policy is legal, at least generally speaking. People living in Home Office housing who have received notices telling them that the government is thinking about moving them to Rwanda wouldContinue reading “When Will There Be a Flight To Remove People From Rwanda?”

Rishi Sunak Reveals a Brand-New Asylum Strategy

Last week, Rishi Sunak unveiled a series of initiatives to reduce the government’s artificial backlog in asylum requests. Although Sunak nonetheless addressed the subject as being about “illegal immigration,” his tone was more measured than the occasionally erratic hyperbole to which we have grown used. For instance, there were no assaults against attorneys. Also, tofu.Continue reading “Rishi Sunak Reveals a Brand-New Asylum Strategy”

Employers, Take Note: Everything Has Changed for Right to Work Checks

The Home Office was quick to act and permit employers to undertake right to work checks remotely when the epidemic first struck in March 2020. They were able to communicate with job candidates and employees who needed to renew their status via a video call rather than in person. This flexible approach of conducting checksContinue reading “Employers, Take Note: Everything Has Changed for Right to Work Checks”

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