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Stringency and Sensibility under Appendix FM

R (Agyarko & Ors) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 440 (06 May 2015) This is the sequel to the SS (Congo) case analysed in the last post. To do with leave to remain … Continue reading

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‘Full Coverage’: Family Life, Exceptionality and the Rules

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v SS (Congo) & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 387 (23 April 2015) In these cases relating to the admission of spouses under Appendix FM, the Court of Appeal (Richards, Underhill and Sales … Continue reading

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‘Evidential Flexibility’ in Supreme Court

Imagine that you made a mistake in your immigration application but were later able to fix the problem because of the “evidential flexibility” policy. This issue has vexed both litigants and the courts for quite some time now. On appeal … Continue reading

Posted in Court of Appeal, Immigration Rules, India, PBS, s 19 UKBA 2007, Students, Tier 4, Tribunals | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Paragraph 353 is the Gateway to Human Rights Appeals

R (Waqar) v SSHD (statutory appeals/paragraph 353) (IJR) [2015] UKUT 169 (IAC) (25 March 2015) This case exposes the conflict inherent in the system of appeals. Waqar argued that paragraph 353 of the Immigration Rules had been subsumed within the … Continue reading

Posted in Appeals, Crime, Deportation, ECHR, Immigration Act 2014, Immigration Rules | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Court of Appeal Avoids Referring Zambrano Question to CJEU

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AQ (Nigeria) & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 250 (25 March 2015) Apart from being legally complex, these cases are also factually controversial. AQ (Nigeria), TH (Bangladesh) and CD (Jamaica) were foreign criminals … Continue reading

Posted in Article 3, Article 8, Automatic Deportation, Children, CJEU, Immigration Rules, UKBA 2007 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

e-Borders Arbitration Set Aside for ‘Serious Irregularity’

These judgments given by Akenhead J relate to the e-Borders controversy. The e-Borders passenger information system was marketed as a one-stop solution to the UK’s immigration and security problems. Under e-Borders the Home Office sought to create an electronic system to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: EU Law Fails Vietnamese Jihadist

Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] UKSC 19 (25 March 2015) – read full article on SSRN. In the case of Pham (formerly “B2”), Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC and Lord Mance, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, … Continue reading

Posted in Citizens Directive, Citizenship and Nationality, CJEU, Deportation, Immigration Act 2014, Politics, Proportionality, Statelessness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment