"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.

Sunday 28 April 2013

Sunday morning links

Home alone: British nationals and the denial of the right to family life.


The European Court of Human Rights is often criticised for compelling States to let in hordes of unwelcome foreigners. Yet, a group of Britons who currently live abroad and would very much like to come back home with their non-EEA partners or those who have come back home hoping to bring their non-EEA partners at a later stage are prevented to do so unless they meet a number of requirements, amongst others earn a certain amount of money. To make it clear, these are not individuals who have engaged in criminal activities or who have entered in sham marriages. Unfortunately, British nationals cannot even find solace in the so-called ‘generous’ case-law of the Court which is so criticised by the current government. The plight of these individuals is described here and, more recently, there. Testimonials are also available on some websites...


The European Commission has today proposed measures to ensure the better application of EU law on people's right to work in another Member State and so make it easier for people to exercise their rights in practice.


Good news for those doing the European route : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/another-resource-for-those-considering.html

https://twitter.com/RobertSYates tweets :
What better reason for a first tweet than the love of a good woman? Brilliant
https://twitter.com/leahmclaren on our immigration woes http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8895331/fortress-britain/

https://twitter.com/FascismWatchUK tweets :
the thing about @leahmclaren's case - http://ow.ly/kpsmu  is that it is not a horror story at all, this is normal experience for migrants

A visualisation of migration flows.


The UK is in the top ten as both a source and destination - our global country.

Flash cards for the new Life in UK test.


Seven year delay on immigration cases in the West Midlands.



https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
Korean Ha-Joon Chang,leading heterodox economist specialist in development economics

Unmarried Partner Visa with sick pay issue (success story).


From Norway to Afghanistan.


An all-too-rare voice post-deportation.
Via https://twitter.com/ncadc

https://twitter.com/britishfuture tweets :
US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have given Afghan interpreters asylum. UK to decide not to (Times £)
https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets :
Family visit visa appeals to end July 2013: http://bit.ly/15WZh7h

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