"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 25 January 2013

Today's links

'How Osborne wanted to relax immigration rules to help the economy - and May blocked him.'


Via https://twitter.com/migrants_rights and http://www.freemovement.org.uk/

Fascinating stuff - be very interesting to know how this story got out!

'New backlog of 16,000 immigrants just a 'customer service' issue, says minister'.


Erm, no.

'UK Border Agency backlog of 16,000 migrants: 'lives are on hold’ - video'.



https://twitter.com/nandosigona tweets :
'Reports on #bbcpanorama & #channel4 show how Kafkaesque is #UKimmigration. Easy to blame #UKBA but it's #HomeOffice policy to make it worst'


https://twitter.com/AndyRussellShao tweets :
'Dylan and Devon are TV superstars! Watch and cry and share and nag, nag, nag your MP to help get these rules changed http://www.channel4.com/news/inspector-uncovers-huge-ukba-immigrant-backlog '


https://twitter.com/Keith_VazMP tweets :
'Continued backlogs at UKBA a disgrace. Brilliant work by John Vine. Why are people not getting on with this and clearing this up? #ukba'

https://twitter.com/migrants_rights tweets :
'New backlogs at the UK Border Agency. This time spousal visas, some cases almost a decade old!'
'Knowing the frustration by many ppl who have been caught out by this, and minister denying there's a problem. Outrageous!'

'British stories of Nigerian Cinderellas are no fairy tale.'
'Slavery still exists in modern-day Britain. And how we treat victims is not pretty.'


Via https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK


'Who will speak up for Europeans living in Britain?'


'I speak of people like me: Europeans who have chosen to make a life for themselves in the UK. Will we get a vote? Do we get a say in this issue, which affects our lives more directly than any other group in this country?'

'Iran creates fake blogs in smear campaign against journalists in exile'.



Great oral history resource about waves of migration to East Midlands since WW2.


Via Migration Museum - https://twitter.com/migrationuk


True story of Afghan child asylum-seeker wins Marsh award for translation.


https://twitter.com/UNHCRUK - thanks for RT of http://www.britcits.com blog!


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