*Rhuppiah v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Asylum. Everyone who, not being a UK citizen, was present in the UK and who had leave to reside there other than to do so indefinitely had a 'precarious' immigration status for the purposes of s 117B (5) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The Supreme Court, nevertheless, held that as the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) had erred in concluding that the appellant was not financially independent within the meaning of s 117B(3) of the 2002 Act, the appellant's appeal would be allowed.

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