Immigration

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Immigration law expert Fiona Hurley has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre. Ms Hurley has served as the NGO's interim CEO since March 2022, having previously managed its legal advocacy service and later its policy and communications service.

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The UK government has said it will not attempt to deport any more asylum seekers to Rwanda pending the outcome of a court challenge later this year. A judicial review against the policy has been brought by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which represents 80 per cent of Border Force s

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Legal bodies have hit back at UK prime minister Boris Johnson's claim that lawyers representing refugees were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” amid attempts to prevent asylum seekers from being removed to Rwanda. The plan to send a man to Rwanda was last night interrupted by a rulin

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The European Court of Human Rights has granted an urgent interim measure in the case of K.N. v. the United Kingdom, an asylum-seeker facing imminent removal to Rwanda. The court received a request yesterday to indicate an urgent interim measure to the UK government, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Cou

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The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in a challenge to the Rwanda asylum plan. The appellant originally applied to the High Court for permission to bring an application for judicial review of Home Secretary Priti Patel's decision that certain people who have made claims for asylum in t

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A last-ditch legal attempt to block the first deportations of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda will be heard by the Court of Appeal in London today. On Friday, the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the removal of asylum seekers on a flight to Rwandan capital Kigali tomorrow.

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Decades of racist legislation led to the Windrush scandal in which dozens of British citizens from Caribbean countries were wrongly deported, according to a report produced for the Home Office and leaked by a UK newspaper. The 52-page document, written by an historian who has not been named, conclud

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There will be no further extension to immigration permissions beyond the end of May 2022, the government has confirmed. During the pandemic, immigration permissions were extended nine times to allow people who held a valid permission to be in the State in March 2020 to be legally permitted to remain

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Just nine law firms are available to undertake legal aid work in immigration and asylum law in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. The report, produced by barrister and researcher Dr Jo Wilding for Refugee Action Good Practice, examines access to immigration legal advice in different parts

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Reforms to remove legal exemptions to give live-in domestic workers access to the minimum wage are important but will be difficult to enforce because of Britain’s immigration rules, according to a new study. People who live and work in private households have been excluded from minimum wage re

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Five-year multi-entry visas will be made available to people from all visa-required countries, justice minister Helen McEntee has announced. Up to now, Ireland has offered one-year, two-year and three-year multi-entry visas, with the option of a five-year multi-entry visa only available to Chinese p

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Around 250 people have regularised their immigration status in Ireland through the time-limited scheme launched two months ago. The regularisation scheme for long-term undocumented migrants opened for applications at the end of January and will run for six months. A separate strand for people who ha

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