Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This month I look at some legal developments with Brexit and review no less than three Supreme Court decisions on immigration, nationality and detention. There have also been some case law on the Points Based System, which I look at alongside the worrying trend in Tier 2 visa applicants being turned away. There are a couple of new Court of Appeal and Upper Tribunal authorities touching on procedure that are worth being aware of, and a few other cases in a range of different areas, all important in their own way.
The material is all drawn from the February 2018 blog posts on Free Movement.
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The main content of the downloadable 30 minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:
In the Supreme Court
Do unrecognised adoptions confer EU free movement rights? Maybe… (SM (Algeria) v Entry Clearance Officer  UKSC 9)
Landmark Supreme Court decision overrules historic gender discrimination in British citizenship (Advocate General for Scotland v Romein  UKSC 6)
Home Office could not impose bail on migrant who cannot lawfully be detained (B (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 5)
Points Based System
High Court gives useful steer on the Resident Labour Market Test (R (Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 105 (Admin))
No duty of fairness to student left in the lurch by college (R (Dharmeshkumar Bhupendrabhai Patel & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 229)
Lawyers criticised for misleading court in bid to prevent high-profile removal (R (SB (Afghanistan)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 215)
President Lane urges caution in making awards of costs against Home Office (Thapa & Ors (costs: general principles; s 9 review)  UKUT 54 (IAC)).
Court of Appeal gives authoritative guidance on Article 3 medical cases (AM (Zimbabwe) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 64)
Immigration bail system failing mentally ill, Court of Appeal finds (R (VC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 57)
Government stance on residence permits for trafficking victims declared unlawful (PK (Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 98)
Marriages of convenience and immigration controls: a dangerous path (R (Seferi & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 287 (Admin))