PLP’s proposed amendment to the Immigration Bill has now been laid before the Public Bill Committee. The full text of the Bill can be read here. The proposed amendment to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill would make provision for appeals to the First-tier Tribunal against decisions made under the EU Settlement Scheme.

The text of PLP’s proposed amendment is below:

“Settled status: right to appeal

  1. When a person whose right of free movement is removed by the provision of this Act makes an application for settled or pre-settled status, that person may make an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) if
    • The application is turned down, or
    • The person is granted pre-settled status but there is evidence to show that the person should have been granted settled status
  2.  Subsection (1) applies if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union—
    • following a negotiated withdrawal agreement, or
    • without a negotiated withdrawal agreement.”

This ties into the Brexit, Immigration and Administrative Justice Project that our researchers are conducting. This project investigates the administrative justice issues arising from the changes to UK immigration law and policy as a result of Brexit.  A full report will be published in March 2019.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the lead researcher on the project, Byron Karemba.