"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 26 April 2013

Friday links

Immigrants' benefits: a complicated system explained.


No recourse to public funds is stamped in the passport of every non-EEA partner.

Since July 2012, greater wealth is required to come to the UK. There are new financial requirements, which must be met either from income or savings or a combination of the two. For a couple, if just relying on income, a gross annual income of £18,600 is required. If the applicant has and wishes to bring any children, an additional £3,800 gross annual income is required for the first non-British child and a further £2,400 for each additional non-British child.

These new requirements have meant a much larger group of people than before are struggling to qualify under the immigration rules and fear separation or having to go abroad to live together. For many the difficulty is qualifying in the first place. If the foreign national partner can get leave to come to the UK or to remain in the UK as a spouse they will be barred from having recourse to public funds, but they will be allowed to work.


Immigration officials are failing victims of domestic violence.

The culture of disbelief prevalent among officials shows a lack of understanding of the private nature of domestic violence.


By Colin Yeo of http://www.freemovement.org.uk

'My constituent arrived in Scotland from England in 2007 after fleeing from a violent
relationship... '
: http://www.snp.org/sites/default/files/news/file/bruce_to_may.pdf // http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/barry-francisca-and-millie-francisca.html

19, Princelet Street:
A tour of the synagogue haunted by Rodinsky, which aspires to become a museum of immigration.


Life Without Papers.


“Can I come over and photograph you getting Dyanna ready for school?” I’d asked. A strange request but Ruth understood that I needed some images of her daughter to continue the story.

Dyanna barely knows me but is happy enough to let me photograph her eating rice pudding for breakfast. It’s one of the tins we’ve got from Oasis and it is, Ruth says, her favourite food.


https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
Composer Gustavo Holst-Brit,Spanish,Swedish,Latvian,German descent.Attended Royal College of Music

https://twitter.com/JCWInews tweets :
Surinder Singh and EU route to family unity:

https://twitter.com/MigRightsScot tweets :
Good to meet @BritCits @sjplep @The_FIA @freemvntblog @JCWInews @migrants_rights network summit. #Familyimmigration high on the agenda #FF

https://twitter.com/jcumisky tweets :
Dear Britain, I want to come home. Loving a Russian shouldn't be a crime punishable by exile. Please let me back in...

https://twitter.com/PhotoMadd tweets :
we hope our case will be resolved soon, has put a lot of stress on our marriage.Our local MP @TimFarron has been fantastic with us

https://twitter.com/ncadc tweets :
A devastating story showing the damage UKBA does to people's lives, and loves

https://twitter.com/ncadc tweets :
Immigration and asylum news round-up, 26 April

Czechs and Chechens : They both start with a C

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
The idea that #climatechange will lead to mass migration is highly exaggerated

https://twitter.com/Heather_Rolfe tweets :
'Poverty migration', surges & tides - the rhetoric shaping German debates on Romanian/Bulgarian migration

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
Romanian And Bulgarians Peeved As BBC Mixes Flags Up In Immigration Debate

https://twitter.com/19pst tweets :
Somalia to Scotland, told in @writerkcampbell's beautiful Book at Bedtime, This Is Where I Am.

https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
#Immigrants or kids have found 40% of @FortuneMagazine 500 companies in @unitedstates

https://twitter.com/PatrickStrud tweets :
Why is NO ONE brave enough to say, 'I don't care how many people come here. Immigration poses no threat to anything or anyone'?

https://twitter.com/scotyounggreens tweets :
You can get rid of illigal immigration by ceasing to call human beings 'illegal'

https://twitter.com/ncadc tweets :
Why does @Independent refer to teenager exercising right to apply for sanctuary as "illegal immigrant"?

https://twitter.com/ukcisa_students tweets :
The UKBA has stopped accepting City&Guilds English language certificates issued in Bangladesh. Read the announcement

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