Month: August 2020

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LEGAL MINUTE: immigration in the UK

The UK’s points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers. From Gov.UK

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No deal Brexit deadline: When is the deadline for Brexit deal? From Express

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Rise in UK net migration driven by increase in non-EU nationals arriving to study. The figure is up on 221,000 from last year and is being driven by the arrival of students mainly from China and India. From Sky News

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Thousands of international students who have postponed their courses in the UK will have to pay for new visas before they can enter the country. From The Pie News

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LEGAL MINUTE: Brexit and immigration

Not only must businesses grapple with the coronavirus pandemic but many will soon have to once again wrestle with the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with difficult decisions having to be made over the sourcing of talent. From Personnel Today

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The UK needs to consider changes to asylum laws to deter migrants from crossing the English Channel, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister said it was currently “very, very difficult” to legally return people who arrive in the UK from France using small boats. From BBC

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Boris Johnson is losing the trust of the public to deliver important trade deals with countries after he promised to obtain advantageous post-Brexit agreements. From Express

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Refugee rights under threat from Channel boats hysteria – and Brexit. From Free Movement

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UK and France working on new plan to shut Channel migrant route. From Reuters

LEGAL MINUTE: change in the Home Office algorithm

Government to “redesign” controversial visa algorithm. The tool exacerbated the racism inherent in using nationality as an indicator of risk. From Free Movement

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Number of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit vote. Crisis has led to 500% increase in Britons taking up citizenship in an EU state. From The Guardian

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The government has threatened to deploy “maritime assets” – reported to include the Royal Navy – to stem the growing number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel. From Sky News

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Asylum seekers are set to be deported for the first time since coronavirus took hold in the UK, prompting concerns that the Home Office is “playing politics with public health”. From Independent

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A couple have spent most of their marriage on different continents after coronavirus caused devastating visa delays. From Bristol Post