We have done so many immigration shows you’d think one would get bored or even feel like there is nothing else to know about the subject. But it is such a popular subject and one that everyone would like to know more about.

This week in the news it was announced that a Jihadi attack on the UK is ‘inevitable‘. The British Police fear a beheading by ‘lone wolf’ in a shopping centre and farmers have been told to lock up fertilisers to foil bombers. Home secretary Theresa May says jihadis are one of the greatest threats the UK has faced. A top police officer states that five major plots foiled this year alone. Consequently, new laws are constantly being implemented to tackle home-grown terror threat

The Home Secretary’s new Anti-Terrorism and Security Bill, to be presented to MPs proposes to launch a variety of powers:

1)      Forcibly relocating terror suspects or putting them into internal exile; allowing border guards to seize the passports of suspected jihadis

2)      Ban fanatics returning from Syria from entering the UK for up to two years

3)      Forbid airlines from landing in the UK if they do not provide advanced passenger lists

 With such changes to the law taking place it is only natural that laws concerning other elements of immigration would change too.

 Our expert Shalini Bhargawa, who has over 10 years of experience in the immigration sector joined me on the show where we discussed a multitude of issues in relation to immigration in the UK and across the UK. One of the main points that she could not emphasise enough was that if you are trying to get any form of settlement in any country it was vital not to break the law.

 Nowadays even so much as a parking penalty can have a major impact on a person’s application. So it is vital to abide by the law regardless of a person’s status.

 I was also curious to know more about the concept of “dual nationalities.” Many people think it is a great idea and do not look at the drawbacks it entails. While Shalini made it clear that it is beneficial when it comes to things such as opening a bank account or purchasing land/property abroad, if there was a terrorist threat or natural disaster and a person held dual nationality the UK government (for example) would only help those with full citizenship.

 This point was also emphasised by one of our callers who shared a really bad experience when she went on holiday and was really stuck. She found that having a dual nationality hindered her getting help and support from one of the High Commissions.

 It seems fair to say that the law is forever changing and having done a multitude of shows, it’s reasonable to claim that the law will be an issue that affects a lot of people and due to the changes in the law will be a feature that is here to stay.