- New Immigration Bill: summary of clauses
- The new Immigration Bill is sinister and nasty
- Grayling Syndrome: an acute form of social blindness
- ‘Officers 1 Immigrants 0’: The mob mentality of the Immigration Bill
- Appeals and the Immigration Bill
- Administrative review success rates
- Amendment to Immigration Bill allows Home Secretary to make people stateless
- Immigration Act 2014: full text
The new Immigration Bill proposes removal of rights of appeal to an independent judge, to be replaced with and replacement with ‘Administrative Review’ by one of its own staff. Immigration appeals have almost a 50% success rate according to the Government’s own figures:
A recent Freedom of Information request I did reveals the following:
Between July 2012 & Jun 2013, 6096 Administrative reviews were resolved and out of that 1,077 were overturned. This represents a proportion of 18%.
This is why the Government wants to remove rights of appeal. It is the same reason the Government wants to reduce access to judicial review. It doesn’t like losing. The Government would rather reduce access to justice and remove independent scrutiny than improve decision making.