"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.

Wednesday 29 May 2013

'A mosque has been praised for serving tea and biscuits to English Defence League supporters after the far-right group arranged a demonstration there.

'About six people turned up to protest at the mosque in Bull Lane, York, on Sunday and were invited inside to play football with worshippers.


https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
Oh gosh...more incompetence from #UKBA. Any words from https://twitter.com/NUSISCampaign on this welcome.

'Some students have received letters from the UK Border Agency which incorrectly state that the student’s leave has been shortened, and the student must leave the UK soon. If you receive a letter like this, please book a drop-in urgently with an International Adviser at Student Services Reception. We can help you contact UKBA to resolve the situation.'


UK minister: Immigration debate deterring foreign students.


Vince Cable has said any sense of “triumph” over new figures showing a decline in student immigration is “absurd”, as he issued a strong defence of international student movement.


Indian students think Britain doesn't want them due to 'absurd' immigration policy, warns Vince Cable.


https://twitter.com/compassion4rose - Support Roseline Akhalu on Twitter.

Rose came to the UK from Nigeria.She had a transplant after renal failure.Her application for leave to remain was refused.If deported & denied meds she will die.



Michael Markieta's images depicting flight paths across the planet attracted huge interest from our readers. What do the maps reveal? We asked five experts to give their interpretation.


https://twitter.com/Tweetlawfeet tweets :
A rather apt and funny short film about the loss of legal aid on UK justice and very grave consequences.

https://twitter.com/4refugeewomen tweets :
Read our new blog 'Diary of a refugee chef' charting the highs and lows of starting up a catering company

Scottish Disco Lovers.


The kilted cousin of English Disco Lovers :

https://twitter.com/LaurieMGayle tweets :
Everyone talks about #immigration hurting the economy but what about #emigration? No one's outraged about that?

German town which once drew neo-Nazi pilgrims turns to immigrants to secure its future.


Elderly women once forced to work in Japan's military brothels live out their days in a unusual retirement home next to a museum that records their suffering. Their numbers dwindling, the former "comfort women" feel they have never had a full and sincere apology - and are still waiting.


Somalia-bound? Retracing Woolwich suspect's steps in Kenya.


https://twitter.com/janbrulc tweets :
Prince Philip asks Polish scientist: 'Did you come here to pick raspberries?'
And we should find this charming?

https://twitter.com/AmnestyUK tweets :
Europe cannot keep ignoring Roma families left to live with no water, sanitation, or worse. Tell the EU to act

Films about immigration.


https://twitter.com/ncadc tweets :
Great video from #asylum seekers in Bristol about experience of signing/reporting & fear of #detention

After learning that Korean child actor Hwang Min-woo or Little PSY of Gangnam Style fame has been receiving hate messages for being half-Vietnamese, James Bao wrote him a letter urging him to be proud of his Vietnamese roots:


The campaign for the liberation of Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera has intensified. During 32 years López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States charged with “seditious conspiracy” and “conspiracy to escape” for which he received a 70 year sentence. He is now 70 years old. The objective of the campaign is for Barack Obama to pardon him and put a stop to an unjust incarceration.


As Croatia prepares to enter the European Union officially on July 1 of this year, and Serbia awaits to finally receive a date to begin talks about EU entry, citizens of both countries express mixed feelings about European Union (EU) integration.


The 'brave democrats' of Russia's growing civil society.


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