Category: Immigration

Family Visa Scheme for Ukraine Crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate. We understand that this is a worrying time for anyone with family members in Ukraine. One of the measures that has been put in place by the British Government in response to the specific situation in Ukraine is The Ukraine Family Scheme. This scheme is intended for…

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Ison Harrison Immigration Specialist Speaks As Britain Returns Over 100 Asylum Seekers

Specialist immigration lawyer, Ben Davison, has spoken out on the UK’s record of returning over 100 asylum seekers back to Afghanistan and Iraq over the last five years, despite them being originally taken in as unaccompanied children. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed that 138 children were given temporary leave to remain in the…

Clarity on automatic visa extensions

As we find ourselves in uncharted territories with a pandemic that has affected everyone either in their daily lives or the way they are working, it is fair to say that there has been a big change in almost everything, with the world of Immigration being no different. Immigration Solicitors have had to adapt to…

Ison Harrison Holds Key Advice Session for the Windrush Generation

Ison Harrison Holds Key Advice Session for the Windrush Generation

The Windrush scandal is the latest news topic that everyone has been talking about over the last few weeks, and Ison Harrison is here to offer advice and assistance on the matter. Since the Windrush debate started in April, many people have raised concerns over whether they will be affected by the errors made. Ison…

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Illegal Workers Penalties: Quarterly Report Issued

A quarterly report issued by the Home Office has outlined the penalties issued to employers throughout all regions of the UK in the first part of 2016. The changes brought into force by the Immigration Act 2016 will have an even greater impact soon. It is a pertinent time to assess the figures and study the…

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Increase In British Citizenship Applications Following Brexit Announcement

If there was confusion and uncertainty prior to the 23 June EU referendum, then the eventual Brexit vote has done little to clear anything up. Immigration was a central discussion point throughout the weeks of heated campaigning, with contradictory statements issued by both ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ groups, which only added to the tension. Post-Brexit Now,…

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New Legislation: Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2016 and the Investigatory Powers Bill 2016

Two diverse pieces of legislation have recently been passed into the House of Lords on their way to becoming implemented into UK law. Each of these have implications for different and contrasting areas of UK Business law. Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2016 Many UK businesses may claim to be shocked at the…

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What The New Immigration Act 2016 Could Mean For Employment Law

After being first announced in the Queen’s Speech of May 2015, the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent a year later on Thursday 12 May 2016 and will now be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Act introduces new sanctions that will fundamentally affect employment law in the UK and follows on from the Immigration Act…

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IH-Red Cross Partnership

We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the British Red Cross, to help them provide advice and assistance to recognised refugees who are trying to be reunited with their families. As part of the cuts to Legal Aid made in April 2013, assistance was stopped for those granted…

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Private Landlords face stiff penalties for failing to police immigrants

Last year we wrote about the introduction of new Immigration laws, which meant private landlords would be fined for renting properties to people living in the UK without permission. The fines can affect any landlord who fails to make sure that the person who they are renting to has immigration status, a task which the…

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The Politics of Immigration

The party conference season has now ended and Immigration looks likely to be high on the agendas for each of the major political parties. Early election manifestos are already being published and Immigration is being put under the same headings as Crime and Welfare Benefits, once more putting it across in a negative light to…

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Law Society – Access To Justice

In a speech made recently Andrew Caplin, the recently installed President of the Law Society, announced a new campaign which aims to highlight the increasing difficulties faced by people who find themselves needing to take legal action. The Access to Justice campaign was introduced with three core aims: To raise public awareness of lawyer-aided access to…

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Home Office House Calls

We’ve recently become aware of a new tactic from the Home Office in checking up on people who are reliant on their family relationships for their legal status in the UK. Immigration Officers seem to be not only making house calls to make sure people live with who they say they do, but knocking on…

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​Implications of the Immigration Act 2014

Shortly before jetting off on their summer holidays, Parliament passed a new law, called the Immigration Act 2014, which aims to make it increasingly difficult to live in the UK without legal status. An understandable aim, but the way in which the Government has gone about it is perhaps less commendable. The onus on keeping…

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Immigration Facts & Soundbites

Last week, Nick Clegg MP, the Deputy Prime Minister, made a speech on Immigration. This is a topic that is going to be at the forefront of the upcoming election. He set out his position on more effective immigration control as essentially being one of big, strong walls at the borders but with doors open…