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Thousands of qualified people can't get UK citizenship—because they can't afford it

Twenty-year-old Helen Smith has never been to a nightclub. She laughs when she admits this. She’s certainly tried to go clubbing; as a young person growing up in East London, it’s frankly hard to avoid. 1,568 more words

Voter Identification

In today’s climate of fear there is an increasing call for voter identification.   On the surface it seems reasonable. Why shouldn’t an honest citizen provide proof of identity to exercise a basic right of citizenship? 437 more words


Brexit and the Future of Family Reunion Rights

A new draft for the withdrawal agreement published by the Brexit negotiators on 19 March presents its part on citizens’ rights, as ‘agreed at negotiators’ level’. 2,036 more words


All about Interim Visas

Interim Visas were essentially introduced seven years ago to prevent applicants becoming unlawful while waiting for the decision of their further temporary visa application. But surprisingly, Interim Visas appear to have contributed to the number of overstayers and Section 61 Visa Requests. 856 more words

Immigration Visas

Deportation hearing of former Somali child-refugee delayed until after federal hearing in May

The deportation hearing of a former Somali child-refugee has been adjourned until a federal court decides on his judicial review.

Abdoul Abdi’s lawyer, Benjamin Perryman, announced the news in a tweet on Wednesday. 309 more words


Citizenship: What the Census Tells Us

Please find below the link to the Policy Options article I did with respect to citizenship and the related deck that I will present later this week at the Metropolis Conference in Calgary (hence will not be blogging for the rest of the week). 32 more words