"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, 28 June 2013


A young mum claims ‘it is one rule for the rich’ after being told she must earn £18,600 before her husband can move to England.


Jade el Jaghaoui, 21, of River View, Braintree fell in love with 24-year-old Merouane, who is from Morocco, in 2007 when they were both living in Spain.

She returned home in October 2010 hoping he could join her soon and became even more desperate after finding out she was pregnant a few weeks later.

In July 2012 immigration rules changed meaning a partner must earn £18,600 to bring a non-European spouse to join them.

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