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ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (1 April 2024)

Contents ILPA News ILPA’s Skilled Worker Route Update Trainings: Please see below for the details of two upcoming courses exploring the recent changes to the Skilled Worker Immigration Route set […]

ILPA documents | Courts and Tribunals

ILPA Letter to Judge Plimmer Re: Supporting Litigants-in-Person in the Legal Aid Crisis (8 April 2024)

ILPA has sent the below letter to Judge Melanie Plimmer, Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber, regarding the support of litigants-in-person in light of the legal […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

The Gaza Families Reunited campaign joint letter to the Home Secretary (2 April 2024)

ILPA is one of 75 organisations who have signed a joint letter calling for the Home Secretary to urgently create a Gaza Family Scheme to enable family members of Palestinians […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (25 March 2024)

Contents ILPA News Request for help from members working in human rights  If you work in the human rights area, please help us! We are currently seeking funding to support […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (18 March 2024)

Contents ILPA News Request for help from members working in human rights  If you work in the human rights area, please help us! We are currently seeking funding to support […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

Joint evidence to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) re. Statement of Changes HC 590, Minimum Income Requirement (19 March 2024)

ILPA and Reunite Families UK have submitted joint evidence, endorsed by Praxis, The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Migrant Voice, and British in Europe, to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee […]

Jobs | Refugee

The Strategic Legal Fund Expert Panel Member volunteer recruitment

The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) is looking to recruit up to ten new volunteer Expert Panel Members. The SLF provides funding for the research and development of strategic litigation cases […]

Jobs | Refugee

SLAC – Steering Committee recruitment

SLAC started as a pilot project in London in April 2022, in response to the Nationality and Borders Act and in recognition of the increasingly important role that strategic litigation […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

‘Heteronormative Accommodations: Strategies of in/visibility for LGBTQI+ People in Asylum Accommodation’ by Claire Fletcher

‘This paper will discuss the issues of large-scale accommodation for queer people seeking asylum. The aim is to show how the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the plans for […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (11 March 2024)

Contents > Legal Team news and updates GENERAL  House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) draws the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 556 to the special attention […]

ILPA documents

Alison Stanley appointed as a Patron of ILPA

ILPA is delighted to announce that we have appointed Alison Stanley as a Patron of ILPA. Alison has had an illustrious career as an immigration lawyer at JCWI and Bindmans […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

ILPA Response to Home Secretary’s Statement on ‘Legal Migration’ (6 March 2024)

ILPA has produced a detailed response to the Home Secretary’s Statement on ‘Legal Migration’ from 4 December 2023. The Statement can be downloaded below.

Briefing | Refugee

RMCC Briefing on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Report Stage in the House of Lords

The Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium (RMCC), of which ILPA is a member, has issued the below briefing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill for Report Stage […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

Joint evidence to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) re. changes to the Ukraine Schemes and Health and Care Worker visa (22 February 2024)

ILPA and Work Rights Centre have submitted joint evidence to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee regarding the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 556 of 19 February 2024, and in particular […]

Key document | Refugee

Statement of Consensus, February 2024

We collectively acknowledge the following concerns with the current United Kingdom’s asylum system and propose the following changes be made to return the UK to a state of compliance with […]

ILPA documents | Legal Aid

ILPA Response to RoCLA call for evidence (21 February 2024)

With many thanks to the members who contributed, ILPA’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s Call for Evidence to inform their Review of Civil Legal Aid (RoCLA) can be read […]

Key document | Refugee

Women in Refugee Law (WiRL): ‘Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls to inform her visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’ (February 2024)

Women in Refugee Law (WiRL) made a submission to Reem Alsalam, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls, in advance of her visit to the UK from […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

‘The UK’s new plan for Immigration: Normativity, Crisis, and a ‘Bespoke’ Rationale for Humanitarian/Refugee Protection’ by Alex Powell

‘Refugee Law in the United Kingdom is undergoing a moment of profound change. This change is clearly visible with both the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Illegal Migration […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

‘The “Asylum Partnership” Memorandum of Understanding with Rwanda and LGBTQI+ Asylum Seekers: an analysis of vulnerability in the Equality Impact Assessment and the European Convention on Human Rights’ by Rossella Pulvirenti, Catherine Jaquiss and Kay Lalor

‘This paper analyses the compatibility of the Memorandum of Understanding with Rwanda (MoU) with the UK’s international and domestic obligations towards LGBTQI + people seeking asylum. It argues that the […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (12 February 2024)

Contents Welcome to the weekly members’ email, with: Legal Team news and updates GENERAL  Draft Appendix Adoption and Appendix Crossing the Border Rules for member feedback (deadline: 27 February 2024) […]

Home Office Documents | Key Documents

UKVI External Relations Stakeholder Update (9 February 2024)

The latest UKVI Stakeholder Update from the External Relations Team has been published below. It provides information under the following headings:

Briefing | Refugee

RMCC Briefings on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Committee Stage in the House of Lords

The Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium (RMCC), of which ILPA is a member, has issued the below briefings on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill for Committee Stage […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

‘Hosts’ Experiences of the Homes for Ukraine Scheme: A Qualitative Study’ by Joe Tomlinson, Eleana Kasoulide, Jed Meers and Simon Halliday

‘The UK’s Homes for Ukraine scheme has thus far issued more than 200,000 visas to Ukrainians fleeing war. The operation of this scheme is contingent upon a sizeable group of […]

ILPA documents | Economic Migration

‘English language ETS/TOEIC immigration cases – where are we now?’ by Sarah Pinder

‘Following the broadcast in 2014 of a BBC Panorama programme and the discovery of large-scale fraud in Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) test centres, tens of thousands of […]

Briefing | Refugee

Joint Civil Society Statement on the Rwanda Bill

ILPA, together with 264 other organisations, has signed the below joint statement on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill in advance of the Bill’s Second Reading in the […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (22 January 2024)

Contents ILPA News ILPA Member Forum All members should now have received an invitation to join our new Member Forum which is replacing the Google Group. A reminder that to […]

Briefing | Refugee

Joint Briefing on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Second Reading in the House of Lords

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), JUSTICE and Freedom from Torture have prepared a briefing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill ahead of its Second Reading in […]

ILPA documents

Introducing the ILPA Member Forum

ILPA has launched a new and improved member service: the ILPA Member Forum. Replacing the popular but increasingly unwieldy Google Group that was set up to provide a line of […]

ILPA documents | Economic Migration

‘Bringing in Short-Term Workers: the Post-Brexit Landscape’ by Natasha Gya Williams

This article appears in the December 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The summary, also by Natasha Gya Williams, is as follows: […]

ILPA documents | Well-being

ILPA Survey on Well-being, Racial Justice and Equality

We are asking all ILPA members to complete our short survey on Well-being, Racial Justice and Equality to help inform our future work in this area, particularly in light of […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (8 January 2024)

Contents Welcome to the weekly members’ email, with: ILPA News ILPA’s future influencing work: deadline for submitting views TOMORROW, Friday 12 January Thank you to everyone who has submitted their […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (1 January 2024)

Contents: ILPA News Office reopening The ILPA office has now reopened after the Christmas break but please note that our response times may be slightly longer than usual due to […]

Briefing

Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Amendment of List of Safe States) Regulations 2024 – Joint Briefing of ILPA and Rainbow Migration

ILPA and Rainbow Migration have prepared a joint briefing in relation to the Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Amendment of List of Safe States) Regulations 2024. The Draft […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (11 December 2023)

Please note that this will be the final weekly email update of 2023, with the next update being sent in January. We send you all our very best wishes for the festive season!  Contents: ILPA News […]

ILPA documents | Digitalisation

ILPA letter to the Home Office re Issues with Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) (13 December 2023)

ILPA has written to Chris Jones at the Home Office giving examples of: Our thanks to those members who provided examples. A redacted version of the letter can be downloaded […]

Briefing | Key Documents

Joint Briefing on Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), JUSTICE and Freedom from Torture have prepared a briefing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill ahead of its Second Reading in […]

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (27 November 2023)

Contents Welcome to the weekly members’ email, with: ILPA News Coming soon: the new ILPA Member Forum   Further to the announcement at our AGM last week, we are delighted to […]

ILPA documents

ILPA AGM 2023

ILPA’s Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at Friends House in London, with the opportunity to attend remotely via Zoom. We were delighted to welcome so […]

ILPA documents | Children

‘Reasserting Rights to British Citizenship Through Registration: the section 3(1) discretion to register children’ by Solange Valdez-Symonds and Steve Valdez-Symonds

This article appears in the September 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The summary, also by Solange Valdez-Symonds and Steve Valdez-Symonds, is […]

ILPA documents | European

‘Brexit, Personal Data and Aliens’ by Catriona Barclay and Elspeth Guild

This article appears in the September 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The summary, also by Catriona Barclay and Elspeth Guild, is […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

ILPA letter to the Home Office re Widespread Technical Issues with UKVI Application Forms (6 December 2023)

Please see the below letter sent from to Oliver Rae, Director for Work, Study, Family and Ukraine at the Home Office. Our thanks to members for alerting us of this issue. […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

Comments on draft prioritisation policy within Family reunion: for refugees and those with humanitarian protection, version 9.0 (16 November 2023)

ILPA and GMIAU sent an addendum to previous comments on ‘draft prioritisation policy within Family reunion: for refugees and those with humanitarian protection, version 9.0’ on 16 November 2023. Both […]

ILPA documents | European

Joint letter from ILPA and the3million re late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (16 November 2023)

ILPA and the3million have sent a joint letter, signed by 55 other organisations, to the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Minister for Immigration regarding the implementation […]

Home Office Documents | Key Documents

UKVI External Relations Stakeholder Update (14 November 2023)

The latest UKVI Stakeholder Update from the External Relations Team has been published below. It provides information under the following headings:

ILPA documents | Legal Aid

ILPA Response to the Legal Aid Agency Consultation on the 2018 Standard Civil Contract (10 November 2023)

With many thanks to the members who contributed, ILPA’s response to the Legal Aid Agency’s consultation on proposed changes to the 2018 Standard Civil Contract and Category Specific Rules Immigration […]

ILPA documents | Family and Personal Migration

ILPA letter to the Home Office re Fee Waivers for Entry Clearance Applications (31 October 2023)

Please see the below letter sent to the Home Office on 31 October 2023 regarding the introduction of fee waivers for human-rights based entry clearance applications.

Briefing

Joint briefing from civil society on the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023 (7 October 2023)

Please see the below joint briefing from civil society on the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023.

ILPA documents | Well-being

‘Risky Situations: Experiences of Frontline Charities in London Working with Mentally Unwell Migrant Clients’ by Brian Dikoff, Jennifer Blair and Jill O’Leary

This article appears in the September 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The authors’ summary is as follows: At a glance Aims […]

ILPA documents | Digitalisation

ILPA Response to the Home Office consultation on ‘Biometric registration regulations: changes to the Code of Practice’ (7 October 2023)

With many thanks to the members who contributed, ILPA’s response to the Home Office’s consultation on ‘Biometric registration regulations: changes to the Code of Practice’, submitted on 7 October 2023, […]

ILPA documents | Key Documents

Home Office response to ILPA Letter to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Re: The Safety and Protection of Immigration Practitioners (15 September 2023)

ILPA’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Griffin, wrote to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary on 17 August 2023 on behalf of ILPA members to express our increasing concern regarding the safety […]

ILPA documents | Legal Aid

‘Ten Years of LASPO: immigration legal aid now and the cost-shifting effects of austerity cuts’ by Jo Wilding

This article appears in the September 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The summary, also by Jo Wilding*, is as follows: ‘The […]

Home Office Documents | Key Documents

UKVI External Relations Stakeholder Update (18 September 2023)

The latest UKVI Stakeholder Update from the External Relations Team has been published below. It provides information under the following headings:

Home Office Documents

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1780 (7 September 2023)

A Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 1780) was published on 7 September 2023 and can be read here, alongside an Explanatory Memorandum. The following minor change will […]

Mailing or Enclosure | Courts and Tribunals

Letter from Principal Resident Judge Blum re: Upper Tribunal’s Immigration & Asylum Chamber (UTIAC) Standard Directions – Represented Parties (18 September 2023)

Below is a letter to practitioners and users of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) from Principal Resident Judge Blum, dated 18 September 2023.

ILPA documents | ILPA Weekly Update

ILPA Weekly Update (11 September 2023)

ILPA Members Welcome to the weekly members’ email, with updates from the Legal Team, dates for Working Group meetings, September training dates, Government updates and the latest job opportunities. ILPA News Secretariat […]

Mailing or Enclosure | Courts and Tribunals

Upper Tribunal’s Immigration & Asylum Chamber (UTIAC) Standard Directions – Represented Parties (11 September 2023)

Below is a copy of the Standard Directions that will be issued by the Upper Tribunal’s Immigration & Asylum Chamber (UTIAC) from 25 September 2023 in all appeal cases where […]

General

New deputy editors appointed for the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law

The Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law is delighted to announce the appointment of two new deputy editors to work with the editor, Alan Desmond. The JIANL is the […]

ILPA documents | Family and Personal Migration

‘The Greys Between Citizenship and Foreignness: The Inherent Flaws Within India’s Citizenship Legislation’ by Ishita Chakrabarty

This article appears in the June 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The author’s summary is as follows: ‘This article offers a […]

ILPA documents | Courts and Tribunals

ILPA Response to TPC Consultation on Possible changes to the First-tier (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules and Upper Tribunal Rules (29 August 2023)

ILPA’s response to the Tribunal Procedure Committee’s consultation on potential changes to rules on Citizens’ Rights Appeals and Rule 22A of the Upper Tribunal Rules can be read below.

ILPA documents | Key Documents

ILPA Letter to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Re: The Safety and Protection of Immigration Practitioners (17 August 2023)

ILPA’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Griffin, has written to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary on behalf of ILPA members to express our increasing concern regarding the safety of immigration practitioners […]

ILPA documents

ILPA Statement on the Safety and Protection of Immigration Practitioners (10 August 2023) 

ILPA has issued the below Statement on the Safety and Protection of Immigration Practitioners.

ILPA documents

ILPA Statement on Immigration Practitioners (28 July 2023) 

Immigration practitioners have an essential role in upholding and supporting the efficiency of the UK’s immigration and justice system. Through discharging their professional ethical obligations, they help protect these systems […]

ILPA documents | Removals, Detention and Offences

‘The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Case for the Abolition of Immigration Detention’ by Ayesha Riaz

This article appears in the June 2023 edition of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, ILPA’s official journal. The author’s summary is as follows: ‘On 11 March 2020, […]

Minutes | Digitalisation

Draft Minutes of ILPA Digitalisation Working Group Meeting (Thursday 7 March 2024)

Jobs

Immigration Service Manager, Cardinal Hume Centre

Job title: Immigration Service Manager Organisation: Cardinal Hume Centre Location: Westminster, London Salary: £45,000 Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm Tuesday 30th April Contact about the role:  To apply, please […]

Jobs

Business Immigration Lawyer/Solicitor, OTB Legal

Job title: Business Immigration Lawyer/Solicitor Organisation: OTB Legal Location: Nottingham or London Salary: £30 000 – £50 000 Deadline for receipt of applications: 17:00 on Friday 26th April 2024. Contact […]

ILPA documents | Refugee

ILPA and Refugee Council Letter to Home Office Re: Newborn Children of Refugees (30 March 2024)

ILPA and the Refugee Council sent the below joint letter to Dave Draper, Head of Asylum Children and Secondary Casework at the Home Office, on 30 March 2024 outlining key concerns […]

Home Office Documents | Key Documents

UKVI External Relations April newsletter (10 April 2024)

The latest UKVI Stakeholder newsletter from UKVI’s External Relations Team can be downloaded below. It provides information under the following headings:

Home Office Documents | Key Documents

Code of conduct for interpreters: caseworker guidance (25 March 2024).

Updated the interpreters code of conduct. A full list of changes can be found in the document.

Uncategorised | Removals, Detention and Offences

Draft Minutes of ILPA Removals, Detention and Offences Working Group Meeting 14.02.2024

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