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New guidance on "deport first, appeal later" powers

New guidance is now available on the government’s “deport first, appeal later” policy and powers. The old guidance was deemed “misleading” as it imposed a harder test than human rights law permits. 7 more words

Immigration Law

Birmingham leaves hundreds of SEN children in the lurch

Transfers from primary to secondary school can be a worrying time for parents. More so when their children have special educational needs (‘SEN’). 346 more words

Public Law

Less than zero: how the UK forces poverty on asylum seekers and why it's about to get worse

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are homeless, destitute and living in poverty. Banned from working and barred from mainstream benefits, they depend on charities to survive. 770 more words

Immigration Law

the justice gap: Supreme Court strengthens protection of mentally ill trapped in detention

The Justice Gap blog have kindly published an updated version of my post about the detention of mentally ill persons at immigration removal centres like Yarl’s Wood. 37 more words

Immigration Law

Rethinking Regulation - White Paper

Roosevelt Institute White Paper (available online and PDF here)

A more inclusive economy depends on an inclusive political process. Regulatory agencies are central institutions in economic policymaking, yet regulators remain vulnerable to undue political influence from established business and industry interests. 242 more words

Public Law

When should persons with severe mental illnesses be released from immigration detention?

Indefinite immigration detention can have a disastrous effect on mental health. In 2015 alone, there was an average of one suicide attempt per day in the UK’s detention estate. 832 more words

Immigration Law