This practical title guides you through the UK immigration law and procedure as it relates to international students and their sponsors in the UK.
It comprehensively explains how and why the student category has become a controversial issue in recent years and consists of detailed ‘how to’ manuals for those who want to understand their position and promote their right to stay in the country.
A practical ‘how-to’ manual is included for each of the following groups:
Students, academics and researchers coming to the UK to visit, study or work, or those seeking to extend their leave or switch into other categories
Education providers planning to apply for a sponsor licence
All the aforementioned in respect of the legal challenges they can mount, if unsuccessful
Examining the legal system
A Practical Guide to Immigration Law Relating to Students considers such cases as Pankina and EnglishUK, with their wide-ranging implications from the High Court Judgment where individuals have won cases against the Home Department to stay in the UK. It also examines the legality of the sponsorship and licensing scheme and weighs up the benefit and abuse of the student route.
The comprehensive legislation and analysis covered includes:
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Pankina  EWCA Civ 719 (23 June 2010)
English UK Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1726 (Admin) (09 July 2010)
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 3524 (Admin) (17 December 2010)
CDS (PBS “available” Article 8) Brazil  UKUT 305 (IAC) (25 August 2010)
FA and AA (PBS effect of Pankina) Nigeria  UKUT 304 (IAC) (25 August 2010)
MM and SA (Pankina: near miss) Pakistan  UKUT 481 (IAC) (26 January 2011)
In examining this legislation, this title combines practical and analytical advice on the subject and draws on the historical perspective of policy formation. It also looks at the development of regulatory systems to strengthen immigration control over students within the broad framework of the Points Based System