Category: Law and Immigration

Legal Minute: all about Brexit this week

Brexit secretary returns to Brussels after ‘promising’ UK-Ireland talks. From BBC.

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How far away are UK and EU from reaching a Brexit deal? From The Guardian.

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A Scottish court has delayed a decision on whether to sign a letter requesting a Brexit extension if Boris Johnson refuses to do so. The court will sit again on 21 October to assess how circumstances have changed by then. From BBC.

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Parliament set for Brexit showdown on 19 October. Commons will sit two days after EU summit as concerns build over PM’s stance on Benn act. From The Guardian.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have been 2 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. From GOV.UK.

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‘I’ve been here 50 years’: the EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain. If they don’t secure the correct status, most EU nationals living in the UK post-Brexit will be classified as illegal immigrants. From The Guardian.

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EU citizens moving to the UK if we leave without a deal on 31 October 2019 will be able to work, study and access benefits and services in the same way as EU citizens resident before exit day. However, to remain in the UK after 2020 they will be able to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR) which will last three years. From The Guardian.

ISO 9001: International award for LH4U

Following an assessment by an independent organization, LondonHelp4u has been successful in achieving ISO 9001 Certification. This internationally adopted Certification is recognized as the global benchmark for quality management systems.

The award recognises LondonHelp4u’s commitment to an exceptional quality of service and customer focus as well as compliance. It is generally accepted that organisations who achieve certification to ISO 9001 are the forefront of their respective industries.

LondonHelp4u’s founder and director, Francine Mendonça, commented

“We have always been proud of the service we offer our clients. Now LH4U is the first Brazilian immigration company based in the UK with the award of ISO 9001”

 

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Legal Minute: immigration cases and the latest on Brexit

A trainee doctor who has spent more than half her life in the UK says she has received a letter giving her a week to leave the country or face deportation. From Sky News.

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Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK. US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universities. From The Guardian.

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A PhD student carrying out pioneering research into prostate cancer is facing jail in the UK because of an administrative error on her visa application. From Independent.

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The European Union is “open but not convinced” by the UK PM’s new proposals for a Brexit deal. From BBC.

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Government documents submitted to the Court of Session say the prime minister will send a letter asking for an extension to article 50 – despite Mr Johnson’s repeated insistence that he will never delay Brexit. From Independent.

 

LEGAL MINUTE: MPs return and what it means for Brexit

With the ruling against the government in the Supreme Court, we had another tumultuous week in the British Parliament. Check out the main news and how this may affect Brexit deal with the UE.
And more: immigration in the UK.

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. From BBC.

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The citizenship rights and interests of nearly a million children of EU parents have been overlooked in the Brexit turmoil. From iNews.

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EU governments admit that a new Brexit extension would be likely to take the pressure off both sides to make the compromises necessary to agree a new deal. However, the bottom line is that Europe’s leaders are unsure whether Boris Johnson would be willing to make Brexit compromises. From BBC.

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MPs seek way to make Boris Johnson request Brexit extension earlier. From The Guardian.

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Twenty-three people suspected of trying to smuggle migrants across the English Channel have been arrested. From BBC.

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Hanifa Yousoufi, 26, and a fellow female mountaineer, Freshta Ibrahimi, 27, were distraught after the Home Office rejected their visa applications last Friday, even though empowering women in Afghanistan through adventure sports is an area Britain supports. From Sky News.

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