Year: 2019

LEGAL MINUTE: election campaign and immigration news

Migrants forced to wait months for UK visa despite paying £800 for priority. The Home Office has been accused of incompetence after handing the fast-track service to private firms. From The Guardian.

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How immigration became Britain’s most toxic political issue. Over 20 years, the debate about freedom of movement has become skewed by a hostile narrative. From The Guardian.

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Brexit will cost NHS additional £60m a year to recruit doctors and nurses from abroad, Liberal Democrats claim. From Independent.

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The Conservatives have set out plans for an “equal” immigration system after Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn said he still expected a “great deal” of movement of people from the EU to the UK. From BBC.

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Corbyn defends benefits of immigration. Jeremy Corbyn has said that there will be a “great deal” of freedom of movement after the UK leaves the EU, with Labour expected to set out its policy on the issue. From BBC.

LEGAL MINUTE: immigration, Brexit and elections

EU citizens face deportation after Brexit if they miss application deadline, under hardline UK rules. From Independent.

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A former aide to Boris Johnson is facing calls to quit as a parliamentary candidate after he made comments about immigrants bringing germs and HIV to the UK. From Metro.

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“How the government is using children like my daughter as pawns in their destructive Brexit game” From Independent.

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More than 1,200 academics have signed a letter protesting to the Home Office about the “distressing” case of a research fellow told to leave the UK. Her application for indefinite leave to remain was denied because of the amount of time she has spent overseas. From BBC.

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Speaking at the College of Europe, Tusk said he heard all around the world, and specifically in those countries that were once part of the British empire, that Brexit would leave the UK as an “outsider, a second-rate player”. From The Guardian.

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10 of the most outrageous Home Office refusal letters. All these are real excuses, communicated in official government letters, for declining a visa, refusing asylum or disbelieving some aspect of the applicant’s case. From Free Movement.

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Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for half-price visas and preferential immigration processes for doctors and nurses wanting to work in the UK but faced calls to exempt them from the health surcharge. From The Guardian.

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