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IMMIGRATION: DL (DRC) v Entry Clearance Officer, Pretoria; ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer, Karachi [2008] EWCA Civ 1420
Date:23 DEC 2008

(Court of Appeal; Laws, Rix and Wilson LJJ; 18 December 2008)

A person who had been recognised as a refugee in England, but who had subsequently been granted British citizenship, ceased to be a refugee, and the family reunion policy applicable to recognised refugees did not apply to such a person. The ordinary immigration rules for family members of a British citizen applied to such a person instead. The requirement that such family members be accommodated and maintained in the UK without recourse to public funds was an inherent part of those rules.