Who will still fail the residence test? People who need to challenge poor decisions by the UKBA not to grant lawful residence.

Post 75

“Today I met a woman who wanted to live in the UK with her British husband to care for their severely disabled British child. The family couldn’t afford the application fee so the UKBA refused to consider it. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I got permission to have this decision reviewed by the court. The UKBA delayed a year before granting her leave to remain.

THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”

Who will still fail the residence test? People who are not accepted as victims of trafficking before getting legal representation.

Post 74

“Today I met a woman who trafficked to the UK and forced into prostitution for 2 years. She was imprisoned for using a false passport. UK authorities didn’t accept she was trafficked. She was to be deported. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I successfully challenged the decision in court. She was accepted as a victim of trafficking and now has refugee status.

THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”

Who will still fail the residence test? Victims of trafficking to the UK who will be made homeless without legal advice.

Post 72

“Today I met a woman who was trafficked to the UK as a domestic servant. She was made homeless & worked as a prostitute to survive. She was granted refugee status & placed in housing, but the local authority wanted to withdraw it. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I could provide advice to prevent her from becoming homeless again.

THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”

Who will still fail the residence test? Victims of police violence whose immigration status is unclear.

Post 71

“Today I met a vulnerable young woman. She said she was assaulted by the police during an arrest. Her immigration status is not clear. She can’t afford an immigration solicitor to help her. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to assist her with a complaint to the police and consider commencing civil proceedings against the police for assault.

THIS CASE WOULD BE BARRED BY THE “RESIDENCE TEST”.

EXCEPTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH.”