February 2016 immigration update podcast
Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. In this episode I cover a few policy issues then move on to a huge number of cases, most of which are only going to get a fairly brief mention to alert you to what is going on.
The material is drawn from the February 2016 blog posts on Free Movement.
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The downloadable 30 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:
- Right to rent comes into force today
- Immigration Health Surcharge extends to Australia and New Zealand from 6 April 2016
- Comprehensive Sickness Insurance: what is it, and who needs it?
- Myth buster: A truthful account remains consistent
- New Asylum Policy Instruction on further submissions by failed asylum seekers
- Babbage: Court orders release of Zimbabwean foreign criminal, criticises Government lawyers
- Upper Tribunal criticises Home Office for unfair and unrealistic appeals
- Home Office pays £40,000 in damages for delay in issuing EU residence documents
- Proper reasons must be given for totally without merit certificates
- Home Office fails in attempt to deport Italian man resident in UK for 60 years
- Court of Appeal grants permission in 2005 Detained Fast Track rules case
- Rule imposing mandatory refusal for deception is not ultra vires says Court of Appeal
- Secret Evidence in Immigration Tribunal Hearings: R (on the Application of ILPA) v Tribunal Procedure Committee and Lord Chancellor
- Presumption of readmission for EEA nationals to attend deportation appeals
- Refusal of leave to remain for their carer did not breach human rights of elderly couple
- Upper Tribunal can make wasted costs orders for appeals under 2005 rules
- Consecutive sentences do not a foreign criminal make
- Tribunal interprets spouse extension rule on overstay, required documents and language certificate
- Appeal lapses if leave is granted unless active notice is given to tribunal
- Sending an immigration decision to an email address is effective service
- New Country Guidance case on trafficked women from Albania
- Only danger to lesbians in India is from their own family, rules tribunal
- Lone women in Pakistan without family support may be at risk of persecution, rules tribunal
- Only danger to gay men in Algeria is from their own family, rules tribunal