"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 14 January 2013

Today's links

'Immigration woes: can't buy me love' : http://tribune.com.pk/story/491578/immigration-woes-cant-buy-me-love/

A very good piece featuring several people from the BritCits pack. Thanks to Fazal for writing this. It is heartening to see this issue gaining international attention.


'Baby delight for Sheffield visa row couple' : http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/baby-delight-for-sheffield-visa-row-couple-1-5060080

Big kudos to Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield for standing up for the right of families to be together. Mr. Blomfield's Facebook page is here :

You can read about Paul Blomfield's contributions to another campaign here. He seems to be the ideal constituency MP :


'Jade's story' : http://familyimmigrationalliance.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/jades-story/ . Via the Family Immigration Alliance :  http://familyimmigrationalliance.wordpress.com


'Swansea mum's heartbreak as visa refusal forces family apart' : http://m.thisissouthwales.co.uk/story.html?aid=17852611


'Obama will seek citizenship path in one fast push' : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/politics/obama-plans-to-push-congress-on-immigration-overhaul.html?_r=1&

That the US and UK seem to be moving in opposite directions is one of the 'five things Migrant Rights Network thinks will be on the agenda in 2013' : http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2013/01/immigration-year-ahead-five-things-we-think-will-be-agenda-2013
'4.) Obama’s plans in the US to ease the path to citizenship for undocumented migrants will reignite debate on this issue in the UK'


'Who’s to blame for low wages? How we reached the bottom well before the immigrants arrived' : http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2013/01/who-s-blame-low-wages-how-we-reached-bottom-well-immigrants-arrived

A good piece by Don Flynn of Migrants Rights Network. Follow Don on Twitter : https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn


'Tory immigration policy is not doomed to fail – it is designed to do so' : http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/14/immigration-policy-designed-to-fail?CMP=twt_gu

The author of the article is a geographer and member of the Oxford International Migration Institute : http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/alan-gamlen / http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees/about/staff/alan-gamlen


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