"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, 5 September 2014

'Immigration rules are tearing us apart'

Source : Driffield Times & Post (East Yorkshire)


'A Driffield man has attacked UK immigration laws which are about to force him and his American girlfriend to live on different sides of the Atlantic. Archeologist Peter Makey, 51, has now started a petition and is writing to Home Secretary Theresa May to ask her to show compassion and allow his fiancée Tina Cintron, 61, from Honolulu, Hawaii, to live with him at his home in Bridge Street. '

The article goes on to note that Peter has been an unpaid carer for his late brother and late mother for many years.

The average salary in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2007 (pre-recession) was £18,614  - just £14 above the income threshold of £18,600. As East Yorkshire is a largely rural area, one might anticipate the average salary to be below the income threshold.

You can sign the petition here :

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