Passportia has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee in relation to the Immigration Bill 2013. The current version of the Bill represents a radical change to the system of immigration control which has been in place since 1973. Our submission focused on three areas of the Bill which will be of particular concern to our clients.

by Bruce Mennell | | Blog

Passportia has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee in relation to the Immigration Bill 2013. The current version of the Bill represents a radical change to the system of immigration control which has been in place since 1973. Our submission focused on three areas of the Bill which will be of particular concern to our clients. These are:

  • the removal of rights of appeal against decisions to refuse certificate of entitlement to a right of abode;
  • preventing appeals relying on failure to comply with the immigration rules as a ground of appeal; and
  • public interest considerations in relation to Article 8 (the right to respect for private and family life) under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The submission can be accessed here. The Bill has currently completed committee stage in November 2013. Dates for report stage and third reading have yet to be announced.

Alexander Finch Senior Adviser,
Passportia
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