"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 19 June 2013

Join us for the Divided Families day of action - 9th July


Because of your lobbying, at least 30 MPs turned out for today's Westminster Hall Debate on the impacts of new family migration rules.

MPs from across the political parties called for a review of the rules and in particular argued that £18,600 is too high a threshold.

Let's keep the pressure up. Join us for the Divided Families day of action in Westminster on 9th July, and let's make our voices heard, together.

https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
Join us for the Divided Families day of action on 9th July http://eepurl.com/Bbnnv

Effects of the new family migration rules on parliament.uk


As promised in the past, a debate on the 9th July rules. ( http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/introduction.html )

Well worth watching - and a very positive step. Twitterfest below.

David Ward highlights the plight of Bradford families in Parliament being harmed by Visa rules.


https://twitter.com/SharlaMann :

This effects me & my #Britishfamily. I will be deported next year if the law doesn't change. #DividedFamiliesCampaign http://youtu.be/FTK7RMZcXmk

Received my temp visa to stay with my Husband&Child after 9.5mths of waiting. In another 2years I apply again! Frustrating #ukborderagency

https://twitter.com/sjplep :
Many MPs mention how Brits never expected to be affected by this in their lives. Highlights rules are attack on citizenship itself.

https://twitter.com/Centreradical :
@ChrisBryantMP So a Higher percentage of Lib Dem Mp's attending than Labour ones :)

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
Shame on @Keith_VazMP for attacking Sarah Teather.As part of govt which brought in rules she's done more against them than he has

https://twitter.com/BritCits :

reminder to all, @Keith_VazMP @ChrisBryantMP @APPGMigration nonEU families have NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS.

???? Mark Harper does not refer to adult dependants at all. HOW IS THIS ALLOWED??? @ChrisBryantMP @Keith_VazMP @KateGreenSU @APPGMigration

Mark Harper says rules have been made more flexible. Bull. #familyimmigration

Apparently £18600 is such that couple can't make income related benefits says Mark Harper. Then why freaking not use entire couples income!

More Brits will fall in love with foreigners in the future says @ChrisBryantMP So must keep this issue under perm review.Quotes Jane Austen

Income threshold not arbitrary.Its deliberate to prevent nearly half Brit population from living in home country with spouse @ChrisBryantMP

Rules remove right to family life says @VirendraSharma It's a qualified right refutes Mark Harper admitting there is an issue however

Constituent of @KateGreenSU has three jobs just to qualify to bring in spouse.Pay in many sectors, sales, nursing, public..below £18,600

https://twitter.com/KateGreenSU :
New #familymigration rules significantly disadvantage people on low incomes, particularly women and young people.

https://twitter.com/APPGMigration :

@ChrisBryantMP we need to keep this issue under review.

@GavinBarwellMP says net immigration is currently too high, but also adds that the income requirement is set too high.

@Keith_VazMP says the purpose of the #FamilyMigration rules is to limit the migration numbers.

Brits married to a non-EU partner living abroad are unable to come back to the UK says @alanwhiteheadmp citing example from his constituency

https://twitter.com/JackDromeyMP :
#FamilyMigration rules tear families apart, separate children from their parents and often cost the taxpayer more. Spoke in Commons debate.

https://twitter.com/JCWInews :

Plenty of needle between Bryant and Vaz, as Bryant defends the income requirement as "not arbitrary".

Chris Bryant reads lines from emails that have flooded his inbox on family rules. Shame he then accepts that measures protect taxpayer money

https://twitter.com/MigRightsScot :
Lame argument regarding regional differences by @Mark_J_Harper. More to consider huge impact in #Scotland & regions #familyimmigration

https://twitter.com/julianhuppert :
At a well-attended debate about the impact of the new family migration rules. Causing real problems for many people around the country #fb

New British visa rules said to be tearing families apart.


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