"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.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Lisa's story.


My name is Lisa.

I met my husband to be, an American citizen, in 2008. In June 2010 we married in the States.

We are now approaching our 3rd wedding anniversary, (and we haven’t been together for any of them so far) and my husband and l are still living in separate countries, he’s in the US and I’m in the UK, even though we have been together for nearly 5 years.

I have read the testimonials of so many other people in my situation and frankly it makes me sick! I cannot believe that the government has the right to keep families apart simply because they don’t meet their criteria!!! Who made them Gods? Who gave them the power to decide who has the right to live as a family and who should live apart?? ...


Britain's closed for business: on immigration, we've cut off our nose to spite our face, and we, the voters, are to blame.




JCWI: One thing last Labour Government got right was immediate scrapping of Primary Purpose law – it served to divide families, what we would like to see is a similar promise over the family immigration  restrictions brought in by the government last year. We are seeing people suffering from not being able to live with their children, from being split up – mostly for being poor. We need to see a change in this - we’d love to see Labour give us a promise on that and to actually take a more oppositional stance on this issue.


TNT campaign: The UKBA is a shambolic mess, sign our petition to demand improvements to visa services.


https://twitter.com/migrants_rights tweets : More people angry and distraught with UKBA service standards. campaign asking UKBA to sort it out

Tohoku, two years on.


Not strictly UK immigration related, but my own story is closely intertwined with this event - as well as the displacement of families and communities from the Fukushima area. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17330122

https://twitter.com/UKBAMonitor is well worth following! They say good things.
What would a Ukip Britain look like?


https://twitter.com/migrationuk tweets : Dates for your diary! East London gem 19 Princelet St will be open in the afternoon on 17, 21 & 24 March 19princeletstreet.org.uk

( http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/saturday-links-curious-repeating.html )

Greece: Corruption, police state, scandal in Skouries.


Facebook instigates Russian media scandal.


China's social web frowns on live execution broadcast.

Nepali newspaper gives voice to HK's neglected minorities.


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