Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Overview of the Bill

1 This Bill seeks to require a statement of changes to the Immigration Rules to be made to amend the provisions in those rules relating to the ability for refugees in the United Kingdom to sponsor family members to join them. The bill would also amend the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to bring refugee family reunion applications into the scope of civil legal aid in England and Wales.


Prepared 20th February 2018