Welcome to episode 84 of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. We’re going over what happened in December 2020, which feels a bit like it was asylum month: we’ve got some very important changes to the Immigration Rules on claiming asylum and safe third countries; an interesting case on military service and refugee status; a big case on asylum accommodation delays; a report on the UK statelessness procedure; not one but two cases on the treatment of trafficking victims; and a slightly odd Scottish case on how country guidance cases work. We’ve also going to cover the right to benefits for EU citizens with pre-settled status, deportation and the latest Home Office plan for dealing with all this case law: stop it happening in the first place by ratcheting tight access to the Court of Appeal. CJ is also going to give a mention to a couple of blog posts on the Skilled Worker visa and the minimum income rule at the very end. Phew.
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