"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.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Are you prevented from sponsoring an adult dependant relative because of the UK's immigration rules? If so, we want to hear from you. Please contact [britcits at gmail dot com].

Jimmy Mubenga coroner issues damning report on deportations.


Karon Monaghan raises concerns over how people are removed from UK after death of Angolan man at Heathrow.

Tell Theresa May and @ukhomeoffice to stop public targeting of immigrants


https://twitter.com/PukkahPunjabi :
US media now reporting on the #gohome vans and the trolling of the Home Office

Hope Not Hate wants every MP to say where they stand on Home Office harassment of migrants.


Hope Not Hate, is calling on every MP in the country to say where he or she stands on the recent Border Agency poster van and identity check activities which hit the headlines last week.

In a message to HNH supporters across the country, the campaign's director Nick Lowles described the measures as "cheap and cynical stunts to make it appear they are acting tough on illegal immigrants". 

He said that, while it is not surprising that the Government is defending these activities it is important that every MP should state where they stand.  "They are there to represent us", he said, and they should feel pressure from members of the public who deplore the effect they are having on community relations.

HNH has drafted a letter which people can use to send to their local MPs asking them to say where they stand on this issue. The letter can be viewed here.


'Racist' Home Office vans reported to police .


Wrongful convictions of refugees overturned.


Refugees fleeing persecution in their home country cannot afford to be scrupulous about the means by which they reach sanctuary in another country. This truism was recognised by the drafters of the Refugee Convention: Article 31 affords refugees protection from prosecution for unlawful entry to a sanctuary state providing certain conditions are met. Article 31 is given effect in UK law by section 31 of the Immigration Act 1999 and offers refugees a defence to most criminal charges connected to their entry, for example by using false documents...

https://twitter.com/Laura_Padoan :
Afghan interpreter for British army granted refugee status in Germany after refusal by UK

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