General information - March 2019

Immigration Statistics Q4 2018 Deportations Down 20%, Detention Down 30%. Grants of Asylum up 8%


Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - March 2019

Immigration Removals Stopped by Injunction

Free Victor Mujakachi – Appeal for Your Support from Assist Sheffield

'Frail' Edinburgh Couple Granted Leave to Stay In UK

Home Office Refuses to Let Great-Grandparents Remain In UK

Reinstate Explo Nani-Kofi’s Indefinite Leave to Remain



Anti-Deportation News  - March 2019

Home Office Held 'Illegal Interview' With Asylum Seeker

Catch 22 Trapping People in Immigration Detention

Detained Migrants Working Way Below Minimum Wage Lose Out £250k Each Month

Travel Documents – An Overview

Asylum Requests in EU Sharply Decline in 2018

Sajid Javid Urged to Act on Refugee Family Reunification Bill

Appeal Rights for “Extended Family Members” of EEA Nationals

Residence Permits - Granted on the Basis of Falsified Documents

Children and Their Rights to British Citizenship

CJEU: Member States Can Deprive Dual Nationals of EU Citizenship

Asylum Seekers in Glasgow 'Could be Cleared to Work in Six Months'

Extended Family Members of EEA nationals

Judge Decides, Sajid Javid Can Deport Mother of FGM Risk Girl

Right to Rent Scheme Home Office Granted Permission to Appeal all Aspects of the Judgement

Domestic Abuse Bill Would Create a ‘Two-Tier System and Fail Migrant Women

Briefing: Statutory Considerations In Human Rights Appeals

Former British Child Migrants: Payment Scheme

Immigration Check Outcry Sees Officers Removed by Councils

Jamaican High Commissioner Calls for Halt to Deportations From UK

Asylum Seekers - Permission to Work

Cost of Care for Asylum-Seeking Children ‘Doubles in Four Years

Born in the UK or a Qualifying Territory Before 1983? You Could be British

Swedish Student Fined For Anti-Deportation Protest That Went Viral

Asylum Requests in Europe Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

Detained Migrants Swindled Out Of £27 Million In Wages 

G4S Faces Prosecution Over Smoking At Immigration Detention Centre

Rules Toughen For People Seeking Citizenship With New English Language Requirements

Just 6% O of Vulnerable Detainees Released From UK Immigration Centres


Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - March 2019

Settlement in the UK After 10 Years: An Overview

How Can Britons Serving Sentences Overseas Transfer to a UK Prison?

Briefing: Statutory Considerations in Human Rights Appeals

Dubs Amendment: Home Office Unlawfully Failed to Publish Policy and Breached its Duty of Candour 

Children's Rights to British Citizenship Blocked by Good Character Requirement

UK Immigration Health Surcharge Doubles

British Nationality by Descent

Children of Single Parents and Sole Responsibility

EDM 1952  EU Citizens' Rights and the Settled Status Scheme

New First-Tier Tribunal Guidance  on Awarding Costs For Unreasonable Behaviour

(ARC) Country of Information Update Vol. 190

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 189

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 188

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 187

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 186


Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - March 2019

Deteriorated Situations
U.S./Russia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Somalia, Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Kashmir, Russia/U.S, Venezuela, Haiti, Libya

Conflict Risk Alerts
South Sudan, Sudan, Nigeria, Kashmir, Ukraine, Yemen, Libya

February saw a dangerous escalation between India and Pakistan. In Yemen, the warring parties took a small step to cement a ceasefire in Hodeida, but a breakdown of talks could trigger new clashes. Fighting in Libya’s south intensified and could worsen, and Chad called in French airstrikes to halt a rebel advance. Al-Shabaab stepped up deadly attacks in Somalia, and in South Sudan a government offensive against rebels in the south is picking up steam. Sudan’s President al-Bashir took a harder line against persistent protests. Suspected jihadists stepped up attacks in Burkina Faso; violence escalated in Cameroon’s Anglophone region; and Angola’s separatists announced a return to arms. In Nigeria, election-related violence rose and could flare again around polls to elect governors in March, while there are growing concerns around Ukraine’s upcoming presidential vote. The confrontation hardened between Venezuelan President Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó. In Haiti, anti-government protests turned violent. U.S.-Russia relations deteriorated further in a worrying development for the future of arms control. On a positive note, Taliban and U.S. officials resumed talks on a deal for Afghanistan, negotiations aimed at ending the Western Sahara conflict are planned for March, and Nicaragua’s government resumed dialogue with opposition leaders, raising hopes for an end to the political crisis.

Read more: International Crisis Group, https://is.gd/JVNDCr


Essential Tools for Asylum Seekers/Un-DocumentedMigrants/Immigrants/Anti-Deportation Campaigners 2019

US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/

See also US: International Religious Freedom ReportsTrafficking-in-Person ReportsU.S. Treaty ReportsUniversal Period Review; and the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports.

State of the World’s Human Rights - Amnesty International Report 2017/18

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

HRW World Report 2018: Demagogues Threaten Human Right



34 Deaths Across the UK Detention Estate - Suicide/Murder/Undetermined