UK banks to check 70m bank accounts in search for illegal immigrants – The Guardian

Exclusive: From January banks will be enrolled in Theresa May’s plans to create ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. A Barclays spokesperson said the bank was simply complying with the Immigration Act 2016. Banks and building societies are to carry out immigration checks on 70m current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Theresa May’s …

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Deception, causation and deprivation of British citizenship By Colin Yeo

In Sleiman (deprivation of citizenship; conduct) [2017] UKUT 367 (IAC) the tribunal considered the question of how directly causative past deception must be of a subsequent grant of British citizenship in order for a person to be deprived of that citizenship on the basis of deception. The official headnote: In an appeal against a decision …

Home Office used charity data map to deport rough sleepers – Mark Townsend of The Guardian

The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain, the Observer can reveal.A chain of emails sent by senior Home Office immigration officials show how they used information that was designed to protect rough sleepers to target vulnerable individuals for …

Immigration figures under review as new checks suggest numbers are far lower than thought – The Daily Telegraph

Official migration figures to be reviewed amid concerns they over-estimate migrant numbersThe Home Office has ordered an official review of Britain's immigration figures after new exit checks at the borders found there may be fewer immigrants in the country than previously thought.The Government will reveal on Thursday that new border checks introduced last year found 97 …

Trump backs plan that would curb legal immigration – CNN

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump threw his support Wednesday behind legislation that looks to curb the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.Trump backed the effort from Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton in a speech at the White House. But the plan faces long odds in Congress.Top …

How expensive are UK immigration applications and is this a problem? By Colin Yeo

The cost of making an immigration or nationality application has risen extremely steeply in recent years. Annual increases of 20% or 25% per year are now standard, bringing the current cost of an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in 2017 to £2,297.The actual cost of processing such an application is £252, so the Home …

How complex are the UK immigration rules and is this a problem? By Colin Yeo

One of the fundamental principles of the rule of law is that the law “must be accessible and so far as possible intelligible, clear and predictable” (Tom Bingham, The Rule of Law, 2010). The reasons for this should be self evident. Just as it is impossible to play a sport fairly without knowing the rules, so …

UK Home Office announces crucial changes to Family Immigration Rules by Andrew Nyamayro

THE Home Office has published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules which was presented to Parliament on 20 July 2017.  The purpose of the statement is to make changes to the family Immigration Rules following the decision of the Supreme Court in the Case of MM (Lebanon) v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10.The case of …