"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, 11 June 2014

9th July 2014: Second anniversary of the introduction of the 'new' family migration rules


The Big Day - 2 year anniversary of rules brought into force on 9 July 2012 which have particularly affected British residents and citizens wishing to sponsor a non-EU partner or elderly dependent relative to join them here.

Several events happening - please indicate which ones you will be attending so meeting rooms are of an appropriate size and you can be informed of changes.

Directions: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/directions/

Event 1: 10am – 11:30am APPG on Migration - MRN event
This meeting will consider the latest evidence about the impacts of the family migration rules across the UK, and will look closely at the position of lower income families outside London. It will follow up the work of the cross-party APPG on Migration inquiry which reported in 2013, to ask how far these rules are compatible with a fair and balanced approach to immigration, and with a family-friendly policy agenda. 
Committee Room 14
House of Commons
Houses of Parliament

Event 2: 12:30 – 1:30pm Demonstration protesting the family migration rules - Divided Families event
Please bring banners, posters, photos of your family, as well as loud voices!

Outside the Home Office
2 Marsham Street

Event 3: 6:30 – 8pm Adult Dependant Relative report launch –  JCWI and BritCits event

Adult Dependent Relative rules came into force two years ago which effectively ban elderly relatives joining their adult children in the UK. This report analyses the rules genesis, application and impact on families and children, providing a statistical analysis on the numbers applying and succeeding whilst also looking at Home Office decision making.  This is the first report, procuded by JCWI in collaboration with BritCits, which looks at the ADR rules in detail.

Committee Room 9
Palace of Westminster, London.
(nearest tube is Westminster)

The event is hosted and chaired by Sarah Teather MP.

Come and hear researchers, experts and parliamentarians present  their anaylses of the Report. Followed by a question and answer session. Opportunities to mingle and network from 6pm

Do you have questions about The Big Day? Contact BritCits (britcits@gmail.com)

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