"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 April 2013

Today's links


Fighting For British Citizens Rights to Love and Family Life in Our Own Home Country.


Our newest co-conspirator... welcome! And sign her petition!

https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets :
Please sign. This rule defies fairness and common senses:

https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn tweets :
Sign this petition in support of a victim of the new family migration rules!

https://twitter.com/gerardhearne tweets :
This cause is close to my heart - please sign:


Emily's story.


My name is Emily and I am 22 years old. I graduated last year with top marks, I found a full-time job fairly soon and all the while have been supported by my wonderful boyfriend of 2 years.

My life now feels like I’m stuck in a nightmare. This is our story...


US woman facing Scots family split wins immigration challenge.

An American woman who faced being separated from her family in Scotland after losing the right to remain in the UK has won a court battle with the immigration authorities.

The court heard Mrs Anderson was granted leave to remain indefinitely in Britain in 1998, but three years later the couple went to the US to help look after her sick grandparents.


https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
Common sense,decency & understanding of #immigration laws trumps Tory's ridiculous net migration target from @BBCNews


I'm going to have to teach lesbian asylum seekers 'how to act lezzer'.

It seems bigoted judges in immigration cases are testing women by asking them questions about Oscar Wilde and sex toys.



Petition plea for dad to be allowed a visa.


 A PETITION has been set up calling for UK Border Agency officials to allow a Nepalese man to travel to the Ramsbottom home of his wife and seven-month-old son.

The UK Border Agency has rejected four separate visa applications for Biswodip Khadka, aged 29, to spend time with his wife Mairead, aged 31, and their son Rohan.


Romanian and Bulgarian immigrant impact 'modest'.


'Little evidence' for Romania and Bulgaria immigration boom.



Britain preparing for wave of tourism tourists.


THE UK is braced for a summer invasion of foreigners coming here simply to wander around.

So-called ‘tourism tourists’, or ‘tourists’ for short, come to England to exploit its rich cultural history.

A government spokesman said: “There’s a risk that these people will romanticise everything, reducing the country to a scone-based economy where everyone has to dress like either Jane Austen or a shepherd.


https://twitter.com/EPinUK_Stats tweets :
#immigration: there are 2.5m EU migrants living in UK and 2.2m Brits living in other EU countries


https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets:
Irish, example of how #immigration can progress and make a positive change to the face of a nation:


https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day:
#Immigrant of day: Music legend Jimi Hendrix, African American, living in UK for work & gf (who didnt earn >£18,600)


https://twitter.com/19pst tweets :
Plague of frogs? Goldsmiths, bankers, silk merchants? Who were they? Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival 8-12 April,

https://twitter.com/Huguenots_E1 tweets :
3 Days Left until the #Huguenots of #Spitafields #Festival! 85+ events in 14 days - celebrating their contribution


https://twitter.com/Ziya_Meral tweets :
"500,000 Poles residing in UK, only 2 per cent are claiming any kind of benefits at all - around five times less than the national average"


https://twitter.com/mryahbut tweets :
Robert Rustem: My wishes on International Roma Day | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE:


https://twitter.com/Yyadiloh tweets :
A snapshot of 19th-c European migration waves to the States.


https://twitter.com/amnesty tweets :
New report on #Roma rights in European Union


https://twitter.com/Kalayaan tweets :
Out of the frying pan into the fire, one yr tmrw since UK migrant domestic workers lost all protections against abuse


To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of recent reports of Taliban threats against Afghan interpreters who have worked with British forces, they will extend the targeted assistance scheme to enable these interpreters and their families to resettle in the United Kingdom on the same basis as Iraqi interpreters.


Via https://twitter.com/APPGMigration


Golden Dawn candidate MP thrown in the sea at the harbour of Chania.


Stelios Vlamakis, Golden Dawn candidate, was thrown in the sea at the Venetian port of Chania [Crete] by local residents reacting to the attacks against immigrants and other residents by Golden Dawn supporters at the centre of Chania.

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