Discrimination in Digital Immigration Status

30 Pages Posted: 19 May 2021

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Joe Tomlinson

University of York

Jack Maxwell

Public Law Project

Alice Welsh

University of York

Date Written: May 17, 2021

Abstract

The UK has recently adopted a policy of granting digital-only proof of immigration status for certain groups of migrants. More than four million individuals are reliant on this form of status and the number is growing. In this article, we argue this policy, as currently operationalised, is unlawful as a result of its discriminatory impact. If it remains unchanged, the roots of digital discrimination in immigration policy and administration will be allowed to spread, with potentially disastrous consequences.

Suggested Citation

Tomlinson, Joe and Maxwell, Jack and Welsh, Alice, Discrimination in Digital Immigration Status (May 17, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3847619 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3847619

Joe Tomlinson (Contact Author)

University of York ( email )

England
United Kingdom

Jack Maxwell

Public Law Project ( email )

Alice Welsh

University of York ( email )

Heslington
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

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