"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.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Let's keep up the pressure on family migration!


Via Migrants Rights Network :

Great news! Growing concern about the impacts of the new family migration rules has led to the scheduling of a special parliamentary debate for MPs next Wednesday 19 June, from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Both the Immigration Minister and the Shadow Immigration Minister will be required to attend.

We hope that all MPs who are concerned about the rules will agree to attend and have a proper debate about these rules.

Write to your MP today and ask them to attend the Westminster Hall Debate next Wednesday.

Response from BritCits :

It's been a fantastic week mainly in part to the APPG report launch managed by MRN, which I'll update on soon..but an URGENT request to send something along the lines of the below to your MP as soon as possible (template created by MRN, some amendments to last paragraph by BritCits - make your own changes as you see fit, but pls keep details of time/location of debate clear).  A link to the APPG report is also included and it makes for happy reading.

You MUST put your full UK address - if you don't currently have a UK address, perhaps ask your family/friends in the UK to send on your behalf to ideally the MP in your "home" region.

If you're not sure who your local MP is you can find this at: http://www.writetothem.com

Please let us know if your MP indicate s/he will attend as this info is useful in attracting other MPs and hence making the debate more worthwhile for our cause.

Thank you


A template letter to send to your MP is below :

Family Migration Rules: Request to attend Westminster Hall Debate

Date: Wednesday, 19th June 2013
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Venue: Grand Committee Room, House of Commons

As your constituent, I am writing to ask you to attend the Westminster Hall Debate on the impacts of the new family migration rules, which will be held next Wednesday afternoon, on my behalf. This debate follows the launch of a new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, which detailed the emerging impacts of the rules on a wide range of British citizens since last July. The report can be downloaded here (http://www.appgmigration.org.uk/family-inquiry).

If despite making all attempts you still cannot attend and raise my concerns, I would like you to write to Immigration Minister, Mark Harper MP highlighting this issue jeopardising a very basic right to a family life for British voters has been raised by your constituents. Indeed, enough families have been destroyed by these rules already and we need to do all we can to prevent further blood at the hands of these rules which weaken the very fabric of our society. (see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22868332)

I look forward to hearing from you.


(Your name)
(Your address)

It's their country too!

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