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Asylum Appeals are not all Criminal Master Plans

In All, Appeals, Asylum by Adam

One of the main problems with commenting on two issues at the same time is that the readers will understandably presume a connection. As Sky News reported the new Fast-Tracking for Asylum Appeals cases, they also bundled this in with criminal cases. The net result: a narrative that pushes people to presume the negative view of Asylum seekers. When people apply for Asylum they are basically saying: “help me.” This might be a cry for help against oppression and persecution, sometimes even death. One such example might be, if we believe the media coverage, a homosexual person from Chechnya coming to the UK in genuine fear of their life. They might bring their family with them, fearing for their safety, too. Most decent human beings would hold their hands out and offer help. Asylum is never meant to be a …

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Spouse Visa Refusal: Feeling a World Apart

In All, Appeals, Brexit by Adam

One of the most challenging sides of UK immigration law is to understand that no matter how strongly you feel, how much you love, or how hard you work…in the end, a decision is made by someone who will judge your application solely on the basis of the information you provide. When it comes to spouses wanting to live and settle together in the UK, a Spouse Visa Refusal can feel like an exceptionally personal attack. But it isn’t. It is just “business.” And it is a business the UK Home Office is making a lot of money out of. Spouse Visa Refusals – why do they happen? As with a great many visa refusals, Spouse Visa Refusals general occur when the Home Office have found any slight detail on your application that they can claim fails to meet requirements. Often …

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The Appeal of the UK: the cost of Freedom and Liberty

In All, Appeals, Brexit, Immigration, Uncategorized by Adam

Buried deep beneath the murky underwater of the issue of migration in the UK is a more troubling trend in the cost of justice in the UK.  Filing a visa application is hard enough without having to worry about the cost of funding an an appeal if the visa is refused. It appears that “freedom” and “liberty” have a price. Migration brings an approximate net wealth of about £2billion a year to the UK, so despite some claims to the contrary, it is not a drain on the economy or the public purse. Brexit might well have provided some hope for people who want a more EU-red-tape-free society, but the cost is an entirely different matter.  Some of the migration rules that apply to non-EU or non-EEA countries could start affecting EU migration.  In fact, this is what people are …