Weekly Immigration News Digest 9th – 15th December 2017

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By Annabel Stuart-Bourne Immigration Law Solicitor Linkedin
Danielle Cohen has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest and expert advice.
14 December 2017

A selection of the most important immigration news of the week.


The Price of Freedom | The Telegraph | 9.12.17

The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, whilst praising the Prime Minister’s deal with the EU last week, claims that ‘the British people will be in control’ of relations with the EU. A ‘softer’ Brexit than desired by the Leave supporters leaves Mrs May to conflict in the Cabinet over Britain’s relationship with the EU. Read the full article…

Ombudsman called in after death of 11th immigration detainee | The Guardian | 12.12.17

Authorities have been called out on not treating the increasing number of deaths of immigration detainees with enough severity, after the third death of detained Polish immigrants in three months. Deborah Coles, director of Inquest which deals with cases such as this, has said that the majority of these deaths have been self-inflicted. It is imperative that action is taken immediately to address the situation, and the mental health of inmates in such places. Read the full article…

Brexit: Britain should accept more immigrants if it wants a free trade deal, senior Indian diplomat warns | The Independent | 13.12.17

A crack down on immigration as well as a free trade deal? Britain cannot have it both ways, YK Sinha warns. India’s high commissioner to the UK has said that professionals should be granted access to this country, as it will benefit both Britain and India. Read the full article…