8 reasons to hate the new bail procedures

This is a guest post by Tom Kemp.  Tom is a member of SOAS Detainee Support and a PhD Student at Kent Law School. He is currently writing about anti-detention activism and political thinking in the everyday work of anti-border social movements. Most of Schedule 10 of the Immigration Act 2016 were brought into force […]

Changes to immigration bail as of 15 January 2018

Image from the Bail Observation Project From 15 January 2018, the provisions of the 2016 Immigration Act regarding immigration bail come into force. This means that: the status of “temporary admission” no longer exists.  Temporary admission was a status which allowed a person to be lawfully in the UK without being detained (before they have been […]

2018 print edition of Right to Remain’s Toolkit – what’s new?

We have now taken delivery of 1000 copies of the brand new print version of the Right to Remain Toolkit.  (We can hardly move in our tiny office!) We’ve been asked to flag up the changes between this edition and the version that came out in 2016. Firstly, there aren’t too many changes, as the print version […]

The family returns process

The “family returns process” applies to all families with a dependent child or children (aged under 18) when the family is liable to be removed from the UK if they are categorised by the Home Office as one of the following: an illegal entrant someone who requires leave to enter or remain in the UK but […]

Home Office decisions on asylum claims from Pakistan

According to Home Office statistics from August 2017, 85% of Pakistan asylum claims were refused.  What is the Home Office’s justification for this? Aside from the individual issue of ‘credibility’, meaning that the Home Office don’t believe what you say has happened to you or your family, or what you believe may happen to you […]

Immigration status checks on bank accounts

As further measures of the Hostile Environment (or “Compliance Environment” in the Home Office’s rebranding) come into force, we look at the background to immigration checks on bank accounts, who is affected, and what people should do if they are wrongly told they are not entitled to an account. 2014 and 2016 Immigration Acts Under […]

What do the Home Office say about Afghanistan?

The Home Office’s statistics on asylum decisions show that for the 302 decisions made on Afghan asylum claims between April and June 2017, 100 resulted in the granting of refugee status; 4 in the granting of humanitarian protection; 2 grants of discretionary leave; 44 ‘other grants’; and 152 refusals of Afghan asylum claims. Given the frequent, […]