"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 14 June 2013

Today's links

https://twitter.com/APPGMigration :
Second debate on family migration now confirmed for @UKHouseofLords on 4th July, 4.30pm. Moses Room debate.

Spotted on Facebook : Talk about irony... July 4th? That's Independence day in the US... Moses Room? ... as in, "Let my people go" Moses? Too funny. Sometimes, in the midst of tragedy, God looks down and says, "Hey, here's a little chuckle... it's gonna be alright"... you know?

Immigration rules 'tearing families apart', says Bradford MP David Ward.


"Rules split families." A report published on Monday by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration says that new rules for migrants from outside the EU are splitting up families and causing "anguish".


The Group conducted an inquiry into the minimum-earnings requirements, which came into force in July last year. The requirements mean that a British citizen must earn at least £18,600 a year to sponsor the visa of his or her non-EU resident spouse. This rises to £22,400 for families with one child, and increases by £2400 for each additional child.

Baroness Hamwee, who chaired the Inquiry, said that the rules were "causing anguish for families".

Indians leaving UK to look after parents: MPs.


Indian professional are returning to India in order to look after their old parents who are not being allowed to join them in Britain by restrictive immigration laws, a group of MPs has reported. The MPs have severely criticised minimum earning requirements and other rules placed on
Britons wishing to sponsor their family members currently based outside Europe, saying the rules were tearing families apart.

New UK family immigration rules may deter executive relocation.


Cross-party parliamentary groups are demanding urgent reviews of the UK’s family immigration rules, saying they are breaking up families and may result in the loss of high-net worth executive migrants.

The UK government is accused of failing to support family life due to its introduction of new rules governing returning British citizens with non-European wives, husbands or partners. Many thousands of families and couples have been affected to date, and fears that entrepreneurs and executives with job offers in the UK may also be affected, - See more at: http://www.emigrate.co.uk/news/20130612-7076_uk-family-immigration-rulings-splitting-families-#sthash.iyt6gFZE.dpuf

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