Category Archives: Immigration Rules

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

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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

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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

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HC 1116 and ‘Abuse’ of Asylum by Syrians

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1116 was immediately condemned as “sickening”. Undoubtedly, the formula of a well-founded fear of persecution is wide open to abuse. However, in light of all the carnage that we have witnessed over the … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal: American Visitor’s Appeal Allowed

PG (USA) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 118 (26 February 2015) In this case, Elias and Fulford LJJ, Dame Janet Smith allowed Phyllis Gain’s appeal and remitted the matter to the Upper Tribunal … Continue reading

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