Month: June 2019


LEGAL MINUTE: No deal Brexit and more immigration news of the last days

The European Union said it’s ready for the U.K. to leave the bloc without a deal and isn’t planning any further contingency measures. From Bloomberg.

Man granted visa to see son collect doctorate says he is ‘in a dream’. Home Office initially refused to grant visa to Scottish Refugee Council chief executive’s father. From The Guardian.

Sajid Javid has said he wants to see an end to tough rules on overseas students being allowed to stay in the UK to work, arguing for what he called a more “flexible, sensible attitude” to immigration. From The Guardian.

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is very much alive. This means the UK would immediately leave the European Union (EU) with no agreement about the “divorce” process. EU citizens in the UK can apply for settled status, allowing them to remain even if there is a no deal. From BBC.

LEGAL MINUTE: Brexit, new PM and immigration

There are currently 11 candidates to replace Theresa May as prime minister and Conservative Party leader. The deadline for nominations is the week beginning 10 June. One of the biggest issues for the candidates is where they stand on Brexit – an issue that has split the party and cost Mrs May her job. From BBC.

Three people found guilty of running a student visa scam have had their sentence increased by the Court of Appeal for being too lenient. From Gov UK.

Woman threatened with deportation while in coma ‘still fearful’ despite being granted 12-month visa. From Independent.

The number of EU citizens turning to therapy to cope with their stress and anxiety over Brexit is on the increase, a mental health expert has said. From The Guardian.

Many EU nationals do not trust the UK government’s settled status scheme and are being pushed to apply for British citizenship to secure the position of their families, new research by the University of Birmingham’s Eurochildren project has found. From Birmingham.

The government should guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK through legislation to back up the flawed EU Settlement Scheme, an influential committee of MPs has said. From Free Movement.