LEGAL MINUTE: getting ready for Brexit and immigration news

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Sadiq Khan has warned Boris Johnson that the government’s plan to reduce immigration after Brexit will have “devastating consequences” for London. The mayor of London demanded a major rethink of ministers’ current plan for post-Brexit migration as he published new analysis showing that businesses in several key sectors would not be able to recruit enough staff. From Independent.

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What does ‘no deal’ actually mean? It would simply mean that at 11pm UK time on 31 October the UK would, by default, become a “third country” in terms of relations with the EU, with no post-Brexit plan in place, and no transition period. This would drop the UK out of countless arrangements, pacts and treaties, covering everything from tariffs to the movement of people, foodstuffs, other goods and data, to numerous specific deals on things such as aviation, and policing and security. From The Guardian.

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The government has announced an extra £2.1bn of funding to prepare for a no-deal Brexit – doubling the amount of money it has set aside this year. The plans include more border force officers and upgrades to transport infrastructure at ports. This includes recruiting an extra 500 border force officers, in addition to 500 already announced, while there will also be more money for training customs agents and processing UK passport applications. From BBC.

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Young people who have grown up in the UK are being forced into destitution as a result of Home Office fees that have more than trebled in the past five years. From The Guardian.

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Modern slavery survivors in Britain who do not have UK or EU nationality are being forced into homelessness and further exploitation because they are denied immigration status, charities have warned. From Independent.

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Wife of seriously ill British man threatened with deportation as husband ‘fears for his life’. Mark Leonardi, who suffers from end-stage kidney disease and epilepsy, left feeling ‘lost’ after his wife of four years was detained in Yarl’s Wood and threatened with removal to Thailand. From Independent.

 

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