"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.

Thursday 17 January 2013

Today's links

UK Border Agency rejects calls to stop using force on pregnant detainees.


Via https://twitter.com/SalCardiff

UK must stop treating the Chinese 'like criminals'.


Young Olympian held in immigration detention while her protection case is being decided - really sad story.


Via https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK , https://twitter.com/ilonapin

International students: 10 points about migration and study.


'Home away from home is honoured to publish this poignant booklet produced through the collaborative efforts of talented duo Aabdeen Arbab (author) and Grace Needleman (illustrator).'

Britain’s immigration policy is crippling business and the economy. Wake up, Mr Cameron.


Good op ed from the Economist.


'With his visa due to run out in April last year, Mr Bekker and his family say they contacted the Border Agency in February to ask what forms he needed to fill in to apply for residency.'

'But the forms he needed to fill in changed in April, a change which Mr Bekker says he was unaware of.'

'He then had to reapply with alternative forms but, as the revised forms were submitted after he had technically become an illegal immigrant, he was told he would have to wait six months to find out if his application for residency would be successful.'


Zambrano requires a lot of explaining.


Zambrano is an important decision in immigration law : http://www.freemovement.org.uk/2011/03/08/zambrano-case/
From 2011 - 'In a judgment just out, Zambrano v ONEm Case C-34/0 the European Court of Justice seems to have held that the parents of a child who is a national of a Member State must be granted the right to work and the right of residence in that Member State in order to protect the right of the child to live in Europe.'


What would a progressive immigration policy look like? (New Statesman)



A site that collates all UK immigration news.



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