Missing an immigration hearing can have serious consequences, including being deported from the country. However, many migrants suffer mental health problems, leaving them vulnerable to being unable to attend their Case Management Review hearing or full Tribunal hearing on the scheduled date. If this has happened to you, there are steps you can take to prevent being sent back to your home country.
If you have missed your immigration hearing, it is important to seek help from an experienced immigration lawyer who can provide you with the best legal advice.
An immigration hearing is held as a way of appealing an adverse immigration decision. For example, your right to seek asylum may have been refused, or your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain has been rejected, and you have a right to appeal on human rights grounds.
There are two types of immigration hearing: A Case Management Review hearing and a Full Hearing. If you do not attend your hearing, the judge can proceed without you.
Many migrants, especially asylum seekers, suffer from mental health issues. These can include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies show that the country from which migrants come from originally does not determine their mental health, instead, it is hardship experienced before, during, and after resettlement that can cause mental health problems. Research also confirms that migrants who have precarious legal status (often the situation for those needing to attend an immigration hearing), are at even higher risk of stress-related mental health problems. The pressure of trying to be understood in a foreign language, navigating an unfamiliar cultural and legal landscape, and being far away from friends and family can strain even the most resilient person.
The UK Border Agency's Enforcement Instructions and Guidance (the Policy) the key document dealing with immigration detention. Chapter 55.10 of the Policy states that "those suffering from serious mental illness which cannot be satisfactorily managed within detention" should not be detained unless exceptional circumstances exist. The Policy also obliges the Home Office to conduct monthly reviews of every detention where deportation is pending.
A 2018 government-commissioned report on the progress of implementing the recommendations of a previous report (known as the Shaw Review) on the welfare of vulnerable persons in detention found that thousands of vulnerable people were being locked in "unacceptable conditions". And worse still, those with mental health issues were being detained for "deeply troubling" lengths of time. The report went on to warn detention itself could seriously damage the mental health of migrants.
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