Full immigration appeals ended: Immigration Act 2014 brought into force

Scythe being sharpened

Full appeal rights for applications under the Points Based System are being ended with effect from today, 2 March 2015, and for all other cases from 6 April 2015. The initial change applies to those who make an application on or after 2 March 2015 under Tiers 1, 2 or 5, and of course has already been brought in for those making Tier 4 applications on or after 20 October 2014. The second stage will from 6 April 2015 end full rights of appeal for all "legitimate" migrants (those within the … Read More >>

Operation Nexus for dummies: happening now, in our time

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Two men are suspected of robbing a bank. Let’s call them Ken, a British national, and Boris, a non-British national. Boris arrived in the UK from somewhere in the Caucasus when he was 3, about 27 years ago. He holds Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK but, being a bit scatty, never applied for … Read More >>

New paywall on Free Movement

brick wall pay wall

From today a 'leaky paywall' has been installed on Free Movement. Guest users can view 20 blog posts per month, after which they will find they are unable to access blog content. Inspired by the Points Based System, there are now two tiers of membership: Tier 1 allows full access to all Free … Read More >>