Immigration

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The UK government has announced the expansion of its controversial Rwanda scheme to include failed asylum seekers. Those with no right to be in the UK, who have had an earlier protection or human rights claim refused or withdrawn and are unable to appeal their decision, can now expect to be removed

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A single permit to both work and live in Ireland will be introduced over the next three years, the government has announced. An inter-departmental working group established in December 2022 has concluded that it is feasible to begin implementation of the single permit and to ultimately opt-in to the

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The UK government's controversial Rwanda scheme is in question after a court ruled that legislation providing for the deportation of asylum seekers cannot be enforced in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's High Court yesterday ruled that certain provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 constitu

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Legislation paving the way for the UK to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda has been approved by Westminster in what human rights campaigners have called a "national disgrace". Michael O'Flaherty, the new European commissioner for human rights, is among those leading criticism today after the Safety of

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The Irish government has welcomed the EU's approval of major reforms to European migration and asylum policy, despite fierce criticism from human rights campaigners. In a series of votes passed by varying margins, the European Parliament yesterday adopted 10 legislative texts which collectively impl

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The Irish government has said it will seek to opt-in to measures in the EU Asylum and Migration Pact. The decision will lead to the full repeal of the International Protection Act 2015 and the introduction of a new asylum regime with legally binding timeframes for decisions as well as a greater focu

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Controversial UK legislation providing for the permanent deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda may not now be enacted before Easter. MPs yesterday voted to undo 10 amendments to the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill which were made in the House of Lords earlier this month.

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The UK's House of Lords has been urged to reject the government's controversial Rwanda bill in a crucial vote today. Amnesty International has described the Rwanda bill as an assault on the rule of law and the protection of human rights, and called on parliamentarians to "reject the bill".

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Dominica, Honduras and Vanuatu nationals will be required to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland with effect from tomorrow. The changes will also require nationals of these three countries to obtain a transit visa if intending to transit through Ireland en route to another destination.

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The Irish Immigration Lawyers' Association (IILA) and the Irish Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) are to host a joint CPD event for the first time this Friday. While in-person spaces for the event in the Distillery Building this Friday 1 March, 2pm-4pm are now fully booked, the event ca

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The Supreme Court has refused an appeal against a deportation, determining that the inclusion in an ‘examination of file’ of a comment to the effect that the minister is not obliged to grant permission to reside or work under the heading of ‘employment prospects’ was not fata

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The High Court has determined that the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) should have voluntarily adjourned a hearing to facilitate the procurement of a medico-legal report in circumstances where no adjournment application was made by the applicant. Delivering judgment for the High Cou

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