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April 2014 immigration update podcast

April 2014 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month’s update podcast covers some asylum and human rights updates on military service and asylum, the big win for Refugee Action on asylum support levels, an interesting grant of permission by the Court of Appeal on health and human rights issues and on child victims and tribunal hearings. There’s a couple of posts on family immigration, namely the tough rules on adult dependent relatives and the Home Office freeze on decisions affected by the spouse minimum income rule. Lastly I turn to procedural questions, firstly discussing Basnet type cases where an immigration application is returned as invalid and moving on the commencement date for the human rights immigration rules of July 2012.

There was a bit less legal ground to cover than previous months but this allows for a slightly more in depth look at each legal issue than was possible in my previous podcasts.

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The downloadable 25 minute audio podcast follows the order of content below, which is grouped by theme rather than in chronological order.

Asylum and human rights:

UNHCR’s Guidelines on Military Service

Refugee Action wins case on behalf of destitute asylum seekers

Court of Appeal grants permission on Article 3 and 8 health cases

Child victims and protective measures

Family immigration:

Home Office picks wrong family photo for campaign

Adult dependent relatives: JCWI survey

Procedural issues:

New rules do not apply to old applications

Ved and another (appealable decisions; permission applications; Basnet) [2014] UKUT 150 (IAC)

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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