"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.

Saturday 29 June 2013

Support the right to family life


https://www.facebook.com/migrantsrights :
Have you signed our petition on family migration yet? We will be taking this to No10 Downing Street on the 9th of July, so it's really important we get as many signatures as possible. Thanks to everyone who signed so far.

Five pioneering international students who risked life and limb to reach England before going on to become the architects of modern Japan are being celebrated by a University College London event.


The story of the so-called “Chōshū Five”, a group of Japanese noblemen who studied at UCL 150 years ago, is testament to the transformative power of global higher education. The most eminent of the quintet was Hirobumi Itō (1841-1909), who rose to become four-time prime minister of Japan, the father of its 1889 Meiji Constitution and a key player in the University of Tokyo’s creation.

https://twitter.com/immigrationuk_ :
#ukimmigration #protest - JCWI to stage protest over UK immigration laws affecting families - http://goo.gl/CTlbI

Six QCs representing 10,000 barristers accuse the Justice Secretary today of “wiping away” 400 years of legal history in 40 days.

In a letter to The Times, the six circuit leaders say that the right to choose a lawyer and the right to a fair trial “have been tenets of British law for centuries”. Yet legal aid changes proposed by Chris Grayling would end them, they say.


https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
Great piece from @helenwarrell in the FT: Cameron puts the brakes on Home Office plans for migrant security bond: http://on.ft.com/19q0l6g

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
Brit High Commission:bond wont cut across UKs being open to Indias tourists, students and business.. Who is left?!

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
£3000 bond suggestion should serve as wakeup call to India though migration benefited UK,not created segregated state

https://twitter.com/donflynnmrn :
Visitor bond schemes not the answer to the problems of immigration | Sarah Mulley and Alice Sachrajda http://gu.com/p/3gqvy/tw 

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