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Student accused of ETS fraud found to have been unlawfully detained

In R (on the application of Iqbal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 79 (Admin) the Secretary…

15th March 2017 By Chris McWatters

General grounds for refusal: contriving to frustrate the intention of the rules

Sometimes a migrant here in the UK unlawfully will want to apply for immigration status. Lawyers and the Home Office often…

14th March 2017 By Nath Gbikpi

General grounds for refusal: understanding re-entry bans

The Home Office can impose entry bans to individuals who have previously breached immigration law or used deception in their applications…

10th March 2017 By Nath Gbikpi

Home Office ends policy of automatic settlement for refugees after five years

The Home Office has announced a new policy of reviewing whether all refugees require protection at the end of a…

9th March 2017 By Colin Yeo

The Lounani case: when can a member of a terrorist group be excluded from refugee status?

C-573/14 Lounani (Grand Chamber, 31st January 2017) A person applying for protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention can be excluded…

9th March 2017 By Thomas Beamont

Home Office now says health insurance ‘just a technicality’

“EU citizens will not be removed from the UK or refused entry solely because they do not have comprehensive sickness…

8th March 2017 By Colin Yeo
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