Year: 2019

brexit

LEGAL MINUTE: post-election news on Brexit and immigration

Brexit: MPs back Boris Johnson’s plan to leave EU on 31 January. From BBC.

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Boris Johnson will attempt to mark his election promise to “get Brexit done” by writing into law that the UK will leave the EU in 2020 and will not extend the transition period. From The Guardian.

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As an EU migrant, I’m worried I no longer have a role to play in Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain. From Independent.

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Boris Johnson has plans to create a new immigration system, separate from the Home Office, but experts have warned it could mean the government’s hostile environment policies will be expanded. From Metro.

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Boris Johnson will attempt to write into law that the UK will leave the EU in 2020 to block further attempts to extend the transition period. A Downing Street source told The Guardian: “Our manifesto made clear that we will not extend the implementation period and the new withdrawal agreement bill will legally prohibit government agreeing to any extension.” From The Week.

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A slew of laws proposed by Boris Johnson’s new Tory government have been announced by the Queen in parliament. The prime minister’s list of proposed new laws was revealed after he led the Conservatives to their biggest general election victory since 1987. From Sky News.

LEGAL MINUTE: Brexit after the elections

Can Boris Johnson really ‘get Brexit done’ by end of 2020? The UK and the EU have still not decided on a trade agreement for when the UK leaves the bloc. From Sky News.

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What the general election result means for Brexit: here’s what happens now we have a Conservative majority. Boris Johnson is predicted to win a large majority, which could leave him free to pursue his chosen Brexit plan without opposition. From iNews.

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PM insults the 3.6m EU citizens who have made the UK their home. “Boris Johnson thinks I have been able to treat the UK as if it is part of my own country for too long.” From The Guardian.

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The Home Office has been unlawfully forcing trafficked people to wait for months and sometimes years before granting them leave to remain in the UK, the High Court has ruled. From Independent.

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An NHS physiotherapist has told how she has run up debts of almost £10,000 and resorted to using foodbanks – as she fights Home Office attempts to kick her out of the UK. Nigerian Uju Onuigbo was told to leave when her work visa became invalid after losing her job at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in August 2017. From Stoke Sentinel.

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A former PhD student’s life was left “in tatters” after she claims a Home Office error forced her to abandon her studies and her dream of becoming a law professor in the UK. Myriam Cadinouche claims the Home Office wrongly accused her of staying in the UK illegally and retained her passport and documents when she was in the third year of her doctorate.  From Independent.

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The mum-of-three, who is originally from California, said she lost her right to the spouse visa she was on after her husband walked out on her after Christmas last year. From Manningtree Standard.

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More than 22,000 EU nationals have left the NHS since the EU referendum in 2016, new figures suggest. Responses by 88 NHS hospital trusts to freedom of information enquiries revealed that the 22,600 EU nationals leaving the service over the past three years included 8,800 nurses and midwives. From Independent.

LEGAL MINUTE: UK election week

A second Brexit referendum is quickly becoming the only option to break the deadlock if a strong majority is not won in the upcoming election, according a new report by University College London. From iNews.

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Meet some of voters who have switched allegiances ahead of the 12 December general election. From BBC.

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Both Labour and Tory migration plans ‘would worsen NHS staffing’. The claim came as it emerged almost one in four hospital staff were born abroad. From The Guardian.

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How European students will be affected by Brexit? Despite many universities efforts to inform and support each of their students, a sense of uncertainty surrounding the subject is all too familiar. From Pie News.

LEGAL MINUTE: elections, Brexit and immigration

The UK’s departure from the EU would in fact be the starting date for a huge negotiation. From The Guardian.

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All migrants deserve support – not just the ‘good’ ones – Furaha Asani. Because I’m an academic, my possible deportation has caused outrage. But there are thousands of others in my position. From The Guardian.

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‘A dizzying maze’: how the UK immigration system is geared to reject. From The Guardian.

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EU settled status for family members of dual nationals. A new enquiry about the rules on settled status for EU citizens and their families after Brexit. From Free Movement.

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More than 250 British entrepreneurs have signed an open letter urging the next government to roll out a string of reforms to help the UK’s startup sector. The appeal, dubbed the Startup Manifesto, called for a reform of the visa system so that startups can attract the best talent without the barrier of bureaucracy. From City AM.

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Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Greens, the Brexit party and Plaid Cymru in the run-up to the 2019 UK general election. What are their policies on immigration? From The Guardian.

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US prefers no-deal Brexit according to documents obtained by Labour. From The Guardian.