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May 2018 immigration update podcast

May 2018 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. It was a bumper month for immigration and asylum law updates, with 61 posts published on Free Movement in May. I can’t possibly cover everything, but the highlights include an important High Court intervention on automatic detention and new judicial guidance on immigration bail. From there I move on to the latest case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and then return to the UK for some developments on the now infamous Windrush cases. Then there are some new cases in the rather different areas of business and asylum and the usual dry but vital procedural changes.

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The main content of the downloadable 30-minute audio podcast follows the (non chronological) order of content below:


High Court throws spanner in the works of automatic detention policy

New guidance for judges on granting immigration bail


Entry bans don’t preclude residence card applications, says Court of Justice

Can war criminals be expelled or excluded under EU law? It depends

Jumping the gun in Dublin III cases

Court of Justice to decide whether self-employed women have Saint Prix maternity rights


New details on help for the Windrush generation

An overlooked weapon in Windrush cases: judicial review


Carriers’ liability: Ryanair challenges the Secretary of State – and loses

No legitimate expectation arises from a chat with the Business Helpdesk


Humanitarian standards are not the test for a cessation decision

Asylum can be refused for general promotion of terrorism

Home Office softens line on “no study” restrictions for refugee children


Upper Tribunal time limits: clock starts to run when written decisions are *sent*

Tribunal caseworker powers expanded in new Practice Statement

First-tier Tribunal the place to decide whether out-of-country appeal lawful

The limits of consent orders: agreement to consider something irrelevant has no effect

Tribunal opens door to awards of costs against Home Office for unreasonable behaviour


High Court remedy for woman embroiled in disputed citizenship claim

How quickly could Meghan Markle get British citizenship and what are the requirements?

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