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May 2019 immigration update podcast

May 2019 immigration update podcast

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. This was a mercifully quiet month in immigration law, for a change, but there’s still a few decisions from the Court of Appeal to be aware of — particularly on asylum and trafficking — as well as an important process change for Zambrano applicants. There’s a useful judgment on damages for unlawful detention from the European Court of Human Rights and a new Shortage Occupation List coming in, and we also chat about the EU Settlement Scheme and the new Immigration Services Commissioner.

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The downloadable 25-minute audio podcast follows the running order below:

Asylum

Split Court of Appeal finds asylum seeker age assessment policy unlawful

Afghan country guidance decision remitted following statistical error

Refugees can lawfully be deprived of status under EU law

 

Zambrano cases

Big Home Office policy change: Zambrano carers need to make a human rights application first

 

Business immigration

One in ten jobs eligible for work visa priority in proposed new Shortage Occupation List

 

Unlawful detention

European Court of Human Rights awards substantive damages for breach of detention policy

Settled status

Praise for EU settled status scheme following review of pilot phase

MPs demand settled status backstop for EU citizens after Brexit

Trafficking

Court of Appeal overturns decision to prosecute victim of trafficking

OISC

Former submarine commander is new immigration advice regulator

 

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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