Immigration court victories

IssueApril - May 2019
News by PN staff

On 14 March, charity Medical Justice persuaded the high court to order a halt to ‘no warning’ deportations.

The home office has a policy of giving targets just three days’ notice that they will be deported – and that the removal could happen at any time after that. This denies people the chance to prepare evidence or appeals.

The Medical Justice victory followed courtroom success for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) on 1 March.

The high court ruled that the government’s ‘Right to Rent’ scheme, which forces landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants, actively caused racist discrimination and violated human rights law. The home office is appealing against the judgement.

Topics: Refugees