Ghanaian Man Prince Fosu Dies In British Immigration Custody After Being Severely Maltreated

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A Ghanaian man Prince Fosu has died after being severely maltreated whilst being held in custody at a British immigration centre. Fosu, believed to be mentally ill, died of dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia, according to an inquest. READ ALSO: American Channel Fox 5 News Blasts McBrown For Licking Her Daughter’s Mouth And Fingers – Calls … Read more

When Siblings Are Refused Visas to Attend Their Own Mother’s Wedding in the UK–The Long Legal Battle and Finally the Satisfying Outcome

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The UK Home Office has come under fire from all angles for disturbing discriminatory practices when it comes to granting visas to Africans. Home Office visa refusals against Africans can be unfair, as found by a study commissioned by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Africa. The study found that whilst the overall refusal rate … Read more

A Staggering 52% of Visa and Immigration Decisions Made By the UK Home Office When Challenged Are Overturned on Appeal–According to Gov’t Figures

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52% of all visa and immigration decisions made by the U.K Home office when challenged were overturned on appeal, figures released by the government itself show. The staggeringly high figure suggests most refusals might not be based on merit and retaining legal representation is key to getting a correct judgement. Immigration campaigners in the UK in recent … Read more

UK Home Office’s New Visa Algorithm Accused of Discriminating Against Certain Applicants On The Basis of Their Age or Nationality

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The UK Home Office has come under immense pressure for using an algorithm to process visa applications which critics have warned could be a tool for discrimination. Concerns have been raised over the algorithm after the Home office refused to divulge how it works and what goes into its selections. The algorithm, known as the … Read more

UK’s Home Office Reimbursement or Compensation For Anyone Who Was Requested to Provide DNA Evidence in Applications Has Started

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Following a recent policy update which emphasised the need for immigration applicants not to be asked to provide DNA evidence in their applications, a new scheme has been set up to ensure anyone who was requested by the Home Office to provide DNA gets the cost of the DNA back.

A hotline and a taskforce have been set up by the Home Office to aid in receiving such claims from the public and expediting action on all such complaints.

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Agreement For UK’s NHS To Pass Along Migrant Information To The Home Office Shredded After Legal Challenges

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An agreement between the UK Home Office and the National Health Service for information relating to migrants seeking medical attention to be passed on upon request has been put aside after legal challenges from privacy groups.

The agreement, a nightmare for privacy advocates, stipulated that the Home Office could request for digitally held information from the NHS about migrants suspected of having committed an immigration offence under sections 24 or 24A of the Immigration Act 1971.

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Adukus Solicitors: UK’s Home Office Should Never Ask Any Applicant to Provide DNA Evidence in An Immigration Or British Passport Application – Policy Update Reiterates

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The Home Office of the United Kingdom has reiterated in a policy update on how DNA evidence is to be used in official government applications related to the office.

This comes after concerns were raised that the Home Office had in the past sent letters to various applicants saying it was ‘imperative’ they supply DNA evidence despite policy stating it is ‘entirely voluntary.’

In fact, on 25 October 2018, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid apologized to people who were wrongly asked to take DNA tests to prove they were entitled to settle in the UK or in support of their applications.

The update provides guidance on how DNA is to be utilized in British passport, immigration or other nationality related applications by the Home Office.

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