Category: General News

LEGAL MINUTE: visa, Brexit and COVID-19

Coronavirus: Thousands could be forced to leave UK within weeks under current Home Office guidelines. From Independent.

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What is the future for travel and migration in age of Covid-19? Lockdowns are starting to ease but travel and migration will be disrupted for longer. From The Guardian.

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UK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away. From Market Place.

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What coronavirus means for Brexit talks. As discussions over an EU-UK trade deal resume, negotiators are being forced to adapt to new political realities and practicalities. From Independent.

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An NHS healthcare assistant battling terminal bone cancer who is still working to continue supporting her three children in Zambia says she is desperate to bring them to the UK before it is too late. From Daily Mail.

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All foreign key workers who have been on the front line during the pandemic should be part of the government’s free visa extension scheme, say campaigners. Some migrant workers must pay thousands of pounds for new visas to stay in the UK, despite playing a vital role in keeping the country going. From BBC.

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International NHS and social care staff who have worked during the Covid-19 pandemic should be given indefinite leave to remain in the UK with their families, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has said. From ITV News.

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Their father died from coronavirus – now this family fears they could be forced to leave UK. From Independent.

LEGAL MINUTE: immigration during the pandemic

Mother faces being told to leave UK with her British son as pandemic places thousands in immigration ‘limbo’. From iNews.

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The Guardian view on immigration and Covid-19: old myths are exposed. The crisis has revealed how pointless and damaging it is for Britain to vilify immigrants who help keep the country afloat. From The Guardian.

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The UK has until June 30 to request an extension to the transition period beyond December 31, 2020. However, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Prime Minister wants a deal this year, and had even threatened to walk away from the negotiating table early if sufficient progress has not been made. From Express.

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UK discriminating against EU citizens, say MEPs. Many citizens with ‘pre-settled status’ are finding it hard to get benefits on offer to UK nationals. From The Guardian.

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One of the big questions facing both the Conservatives and Labour is how immigration policy might change once the free movement of people from the EU ceases when the transition period ends later this year. From News Statesman

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The Home Office has been accused of interfering with the independence of the judiciary after it emerged that judges were asked to provide written explanations for a rise in the number of detainees released from immigration centres during the Covid-19 pandemic. From The Guardian.

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LEGAL MINUTE: immigrants and Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Doubts over government visa promise to NHS migrant workers. From BBC.

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Pandemic puts UK immigration policy under pressure. Emergency exposes how economy and public services depend on low-paid foreign workers. From Financial Times.

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The father of my child is stuck overseas and I don’t know when we’ll next be reunited as a family. From Metro.

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Visa conditions that block thousands of migrants in the UK from accessing most state-funded benefits, tax credits and housing assistance should be suspended during the Covid-19 crisis, the shadow immigration minister has said. From The Guardian.

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MPS highlighted the crucial role of migrants in front-line services in a bid to end the government’s “hostile environment” policy today. From Morning Star.

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A DEVASTATED couple have been told one of them faces being deported after a 17-year long battle with the Home Office. From Gazette.

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Brexit will NOT happen this year because of coronavirus pandemic, says German MP. From LBC.

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