Immigration Law (1 April – 15 April)

Ellie MacKenzie

April 15, 2019

Immigration News 

Home Office apologises for sharing EU citizens' email addresses

The Guardian – 11 April 

The Home Office has apologised for a data breach, after it accidently shared the details of hundreds of EU citizens who applied for settled status. A total of 240 email addresses were sent out in an email, which was followed by another email urging recipients to delete the first.


EU Settlement Scheme: how we use your personal information

Gov.UK – 11 April 

The government has released guidance on how it will use personal data when considering applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. Data is used for criminality and security checks, for the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs to consider evidence of your residence in the UK and to share with other organisation to protect against fraud and the use of counterfeit documents.


Judge says foreign criminal should stay in UK as gang membership shows he has integrated into society

The Telegraph – 9 April 

Judge Evan Ruth has ruled at a First-Tier Tribunal, that a foreign member of north London's Get Money Gang should remain in the UK. Although convicted for offences including robbery, assault and burglary, Judge Ruth argued that the defendant had integrated well into British society, albeit into ‘one of the less savoury aspects of UK life.’


Concerns rise over safety of vulnerable immigration centre detainees

The Guardian – 7 April 

A recent freedom of information request has revealed that detainees at UK immigration centres are being hospitalised at a rate of almost one per day. These figures raise concerns over the treatment of detainees and the safety of vulnerable immigrants.


Windrush scandal: 'No cap' on compensation claims

BBC News – 3 April 

Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has stated that there will be no cap on the amount of compensation paid to victims of the Windrush scandal. Thousands were targeted by the government’s ‘hostile environment’ strategy, with some wrongly sent back to their countries of birth. Javid expects pay-outs to total £200 million.