Immigration Bill receives royal assent

The Immigration Bill has received royal assent and is now officially the Immigration Act 2016.  Measures will be implemented over the coming months.

The Immigration Act 2016 includes provisions relating to:

  • criminal sanctions for illegal workers and employers
  • blocking access to services for unlawful migrants
  • ‘deport first, appeal later’
  • asylum support
  • detention of pregnant women
  • guidance on vulnerability
  • duty to children

To learn more about the provisions of the new Act see our information page here

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