"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, 28 June 2013


'I too am in the same situation as many others. I have a partner who is a Filipino and together we have a one-year-old son.

'My son and I are both British citizens.

'We are in despair over the new visa rule that I must earn £18,600 for my partner to be able to enter the UK.

'I do work but I don't earn this amount, it's impossible to do so when I am really classed as a single mother in this country.'

Women, young people and non-Londoners most affected by changes to family immigration policy : http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/press-releases/women-young-people-and-non-londoners-are-most-affected-changes-family-migration-polic 

 Amanda's story highlight the discriminatory impact of the rules on women in particular.

They also highlight the stupidity of the argument that the rules are about protecting the taxpayer. How does forcing a woman into single parenthood protect the taxpayer?

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