Uk Borders Act 2007


Legal Matters

1    The Act received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007. The following are the Acts on the subject of immigration and asylum currently on the statute book:

     Immigration Act 1971

     Immigration Act 1988

     Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993

     Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

     Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997

     Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

     Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

     Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

     Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

     UK Borders Act 2007

2   Each Act since 1971 has heavily amended earlier Acts and introduced substantial new provisions, with the result that legislation on these topics is diffuse and complex. There is a desperate need for a consolidation Act to tidy up the law, but there is no sign of that as yet. Anyone practising in the field must also take into account the Human Rights Act 1998, the Race Relations Act 1976 and the British Nationality Act 1981…….

Read the full Briefing Paper 8.21

4th December 2007

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