Home Secretary Theresa May will announce in the Queen’s Speech this week yet another immigration crackdown, this time aimed at human rights appeals by foreign criminals’, which prevent deportation by the Home Office.
Sham or bogus marriages or civil partnerships occur when a non-European national marries someone from the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purpose of gaining long-term residency (ILR) and the right to work and claim benefits in the UK.
Romanians have come under fierce attack since joining the EU in 2007, despite being restricted by the Home Office from working in the UK without a work permit or yellow card permit. Many people mistakenly assume that Romanians are ‘Roma’ Gypsies, which paints a false picture of migrants from Romania.
Last month on 8 April 2013, the Home Office published a ‘statement of intent’ outlining planned changes to the requirements for those applying for indefinite leave to remain to settle in the UK or become naturalised as a British citizen.
The Home Office has lost another high profile appeal after an Immigration Judge allowed a convicted drug dealer, who abandoned his children, the right to stay in Britain on “human rights” family life grounds. Contrary to the protestations of the popular press, not all human rights, article 8 or family life refusals are overturned on appeal at the First Tier Tribunal.
If you have been arrested or detained, need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 1, 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed, Spouse Visa, ILR/Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an appeal against a refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: