Immigration

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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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Immigration barristers in Ireland have joined colleagues from across the European Union in offering pro bono legal assistance to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. The Immigration, Asylum & Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) is coordinating and inviting practitioners to participate on a r

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Non-EEA doctors will be able to access a Stamp 4 permit after just two years of working in Ireland instead of the current five years under changes to working arrangements and immigration permissions. The move, which will benefit up to 1,800 doctors in the State, aims to reduce the administrative bur

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The Northern Ireland Assembly can "roll back" the Home Office's hostile environment in some areas, according to a new legal analysis. The research paper produced by barrister Mark Bassett for the Belfast-based Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) highlights what can be done by Northern I

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The UK Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the £1,012 fee required to register children as British citizens, while recognising that the fee excludes large numbers of children from their rights. The ultimately unsuccessful legal challenge was brought by the Project for the Registra

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