Chetal Patel writes for AILA Winter Digest on Home Office’s “Hostile Environment”

Chetal Patel, Senior Associate in Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Immigration team has contributed an article to the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) 2017 Winter digest.


Published as part of AILA’s Global Migration Digest series, Chetal’s piece examines how the Home Office’s definition of “Hostile Environment” has significant consequences for how employers approach the issue of illegal working.

The piece also explains how migrants in the UK are affected by various changes in legislation that have occurred over the past year. In particular, she focuses on how as of October 2017, “banks [are required] to carry out quarterly checks in relation to individuals who hold specified accounts with certain financial institutions in the United Kingdom and to extend the checks that must be undertaken for new accounts”.

To read the rest of Chetal’s article, click here to access the AILA Winter Digest.

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