LEGAL MINUTE: new immigration system approved

A law to introduce a new post-Brexit immigration system for the UK has been given initial approval by MPs. The immigration bill repeals EU freedom of movement and introduces the new framework – though not exact details – for who can come to live in the UK. From BBC.

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Further visas extensions for those unable to return home due to coronavirus. Overseas nationals who cannot return home due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to extend their visa until the end of July to give them peace of mind that they can stay in the UK until they are able to return home safely. From Gov.UK

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50,000 extra non-EU workers and their families will be let into the UK each year under new immigration system, but there will be 80,000 FEWER migrants from EU countries. From Daily Mail.

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An immunocompromised woman who has been shielding to protect herself from coronavirus has been given two weeks to return to New Zealand after her working visa ran out. From News.

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Priti Patel has insisted the UK Government’s Immigration Bill delivers on the promise of the 2016 referendum to “take back control of our borders”. From Herald Scotland.

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UK benefits ban leaves migrants struggling for food during lockdown. Immigration policy leaves families without access to state aid as unemployment soars. From Financial Times.

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