Immigration Law (18 June – 2 July)

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Immigration News Retirees returning to Jamaica face ‘extreme’ murder risk, say police The Guardian – 29 June According to a former Police Chief of Jamaica, Jamaican expats who retire to Jamaica currently face an extreme murder risk. Over 85 British, American and Canadian expats have been murdered in the country since 2012, with Gayle and Charlie Anderson from the UK …

Immigration Law (4 June – 18 June)

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Immigration News Immigration rules ‘to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff’ The Independent – 14 June Sajid Javid, the newly appointed Home Secretary is expected to announce the removal of the cap on skilled workers to allow overseas medics coming to work in the UK. Currently the government only give out 20,700 tier 2 visas per year. …

Immigration Law (21 May – 4 June)

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Immigration News No 10 expected to lift visa cap preventing doctors entering UK The Guardian – 4 June The Prime Minister is under pressure to lift the cap on visas for skilled migrants, after Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, has distanced himself from the policy. According to the BMJ, over 1500 visa applications from doctors with job offers were …

Immigration Law (30 April – 14 May)

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Immigration News Tracking illegal immigrants using NHS records will end, says Minister The Telegraph – 9 May The Government has announced that NHS health records will no longer be used to track down illegal immigrants. NHS information will now only be shared with the Home Office in cases of ‘serious criminality’. Jobcentres sanctioning refugees for learning English, watchdog finds The …

Immigration Law (16 April – 30 April)

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Feature of the Fortnight In recent weeks, the Windrush generation scandal has predominated the news leading to criticism of the government’s approach to hostile immigration. The Windrush generation came to the UK on the MV Empire Windrush from the Caribbean after the Second World War. Any Caribbean immigrant who arrived in the UK before 1973 has a legal right to …

Immigration Law (2 April – 16 April)

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Immigration News ‘Serious flaws’ in UK immigration system, Law Society warns BBC News – 12 April According to the Law Society, almost half of immigration decisions that go to appeal in England and Wales are overturned. These figures demonstrate a serious flaw in the immigration system that needs to be rectified before Brexit takes place. A Migration Observatory think tank …

Immigration Law (19 March – 2 April)

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Immigration Law Home Office letter nudges asylum seekers to return home The Guardian – 2 April In keeping with the Home Office’s recent plan to create a ‘hostile’ environment for illegal immigrants, The Guardian has revealed the department are encouraging asylum seekers to return home before their case has been considered. Brexit: UK firms ‘fearful’ for future migration system BBC …