"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, 20 September 2013

Divided families : Are we winning?



'Sitting in parliamentary debates where Mark Harper, Immigration Minister, might as well be playing Angry Birds on his smart phone you don’t get a sense of progress there and then, but take a step back from the immediacy of the Westminster talking match, take a look at what’s going on across the country, then you start to see things differently.

'Local newspapers, and student papers up and down the country are not only reporting the terrible situation faced by families divided by the rules,some are actively campaigning for the families’ rights to be together – under one roof, in the UK. The national press is getting in on the act and Channel 4 News has been quite excellent in its coverage of the issue...

Joint briefing by BritCits and JCWI, 9th September 2013 :
Issue: The Home Office has paused the processing of visa for spouses/partners of British citizens and residents for an indeterminate length of time leaving British families in limbo.

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