MAC has published a consultation on the trends and occupation of EEA citizens in the UK, presumably with aim to gather information that will inform post-Brexit immigration policy towards them. I will be submitting an answer, but so can each of you. Deadline 31 October 2017.
The paper that currently informs their background ideas is here
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FREE ADVICE DAYS ARE BACK! 07th JANUARY SATURDAY AT SUITE A2 KEBBELL HOUSE, CARPENDERS PARK BUSINESS CENTRE, WD19 5EF. 10-18. PLEASE EMAIL ADVICE@IMMIGRATIONPOLICY.ORG.UK FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR JUST DROP IN.
**10th SEPTEMBER 2016** * SATURDAY ** Our sisters and brothers at Movement for Justice by Any Means necessary are inviting us to a yet one more Shut Down Yarls Wood Demo, to which I am going and so should you, IF you are British and/or not applying any time soon and are aware of possible immigration consequences of police interaction. I must say, the last rally I have been to was peaceful, but police involvement is always a possibility ***
I am not a huge demo-goer but I am local to Bedfordshire and do go to this one. This is one of the things there to remind us busy people what democracy and right to protest are suppose to be about. If here is anything appalling in Beds, Yarls Wood is it. The place is epithomy of evil in every possible sense.
EVENT INFO AND BUSES
Hi folks, I am starting two major appeal campaigns this summer, and, preliminarily, looking to get in touch with people affected by RECENT REFUSALS or other HO action in one of the following fields related to EEA APLICATIONS ONLY:
(1) Those EEA/non-EEA couples where a refusal of residence card was made on the basis of “marriage of convenience”, the couple is INTERRACIAL and has been INTERVIEWED by interview unit in Liverpool, Or INVITED to such an interview (and wisely refused to attend), and the case is still in APPEALS process. PLEASE WRITE TO ME — I am looking to put together some expert evidence on how interviews are conducted and used by HO, and also to tabulate statistics showing that interracial couples are disproportionally invited to interviews. In fact if you are NOT interracial and have been invited to the interview, also please write — I am looking to possibly get together with your representatives to propose joining some cases further down the road, if they fit together.
(2) Those SURINDER SINGH applications where some adverse action was taken for failure by a British sponsor to provide original of their BRITISH passport. I have a case on that, there has not been a refusal of application yet — we are getting an early start, challenging failure to issue a long COA – and looking to instruct a barrister/join forces for JR with anyone challenging short COA OR REFUSAL of less than three months ago.
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LET’S FIND SOME SPACE FOR A FREE EU PR CLINIC!
Hi folks, I have an idea – given the unprecedented surge in PR applications by EU citizens before the referendum, I want to hold a free seminar /clinic in London, possibly on or around 4th JUNE 2016, specifically as a tutorial and Q&A session.
All we need if free space, perhaps some community organisation in London can host it?! Please share. I envision an event specifically for EU citizens applying for PR and completely free. Time permitting individual consultations/review as well.
Webinar, Ted Talk, all ideas welcome as well, please suggest.
ISO INFO ON ALL CASES WHERE HO MIS-RECORDED REASONS FOR LOSING APPEALS ON CID
Have you had an immigration appeal allowed between 2012 and now, that was allowed ***under the Immigration Rules*** — e.g, HO was wrong on policy, or caseworker made a mistake? (There are no longer appeals under the Rules for decisions after April 2015). Your appeal may have still be recorded on CID — Home Office Case information database — as “allowed on human rights grounds only”. I have recently become aware of several cases where that took place, and in one of them an applicant was being refused naturalisation as a result of that.
I no longer believe these are all innocent human errors — indeed, they appear to be too numerous. What HOPO, not matter how poorly qualified, does not know whether they lost an appeal under the Rules or to an ECHR claim?
I now believe there is a possibility that appeal outcomes are, or were, being mis-recorded on purpose on some scale, in order to affect either HOPO personal, or overall HO success statistics. I am on a lookout for any cases when this took place, so please spread the word and have everyone check their post-appeal SAR (or order one through Fast-track pilot for IT records only, it’s fast and free). If you find that you are one of the victims of such a “human error”, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I hope to gather enough data to prove organised conspiracy or at least noticeable statistics fudging trend within HO. After all, Mrs. May would have us all believe that it is only ECHR that stands between us and migrant-free paradise, so no wonder if they are fudging this in order to blame ECHR for appeal success rates (instead of their own incompetence).
SAVE TRIBUNAL FEES FROM FIVE FOLD INCREASE! OR VOICE YOUR THOUGHTS by 3rd JUNE
3) All those able to do so, please take time BEFORE 3rd JUNE to respond to the consultation about proposed FIVE FOLD rise in Immigration Appeal fees! This is a complex issue.
You may read MY 5 CENTS on this at
and Consultation is here